Issue 145 | December 19, 2003
New USPTO Glossary and Answers to "FAQs"
 The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has published an alphabetized glossary of words, phrases, and abbreviations that are used in connection with intellectual property at http://www.uspto.gov/main/glossary/index.html. The glossary is a continual "work in progress" and users are urged to suggest news terms for the glossary to the webmaster@uspto.gov.

The USPTO also has a new web page devoted to answering Frequently Asked Questions at http://www.uspto.gov/web/patents/faqs.htm. The FAQ page includes links to general questions and answers at http://www.uspto.gov/main/faq/ and links to specific questions and answers grouped by subject matter areas at http://www.uspto.gov/web/patents/faqs.htm.

For answers to less frequently asked questions about the USPTO, please contact the author of this issue of "APLF Patent Law Updates," Bill Heinze (bill.heinze@tkhr.com), at Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley LLP in Atlanta, Georgia USA.

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