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Dear Mr. Brown,

I understand that the Dept. of Commerce has prevented the Internet Multicasting Service from providing full text of issued US patents on the Internet via WWW servers. I find this very disconcerting. University Organizations such as the one that I work for (Stanford University's Office of Technology Licensing) currently waste time and money using attorneys and patent search services to get copies of issued US patents. I would much prefer to be able to do my own searches for free in real time with a service such as was being provided by Internet Multicasting Service.

What possible reason could the Dept. of Commerce have for preventing this very useful service?

I would appreciate your feedback on this manner.


Brian Kissel 415/473-3203, bkissel@leland.stanford.edu

______________________________________________________ Brian Kissel Stanford University Office of Technology Licensing 900 Welch Road, Suite 350, Palo Alto, CA 94304-1850

Email: bkissel@leland.stanford.edu Phone: (415) 473-3203 Fax: (415) 725-7295 ______________________________________________________

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