Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Verified account required for EFS-Web and Private PAIR

Practitioners and independent inventors need a verified USPTO.gov account to access EFS-Web for registered eFilers and Private PAIR. Support staff, who are working on behalf of a practitioner, need to be sponsored to obtain access.
New customers, or customers who did not migrate by the migration deadline, can obtain a verified USPTO.gov account using the new verification process. See the USPTO website for more information.
If you have questions, please contact the Patent Electronic Business Center (EBC) at ebc@uspto.gov or 866-217-9197.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Apollo 50: The role of intellectual property in space commerce

Join the USPTO on July 23, 2-4 p.m. ET, at our headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia.
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, the USPTO will host a free event focused on space innovation, technology transfer from the Apollo missions, and an overview of the current administration’s policy on space exploration and space commerce. Please RSVP at https://tinyurl.com/y2a4tyqh to attend in person. More information and livestream link are available on the USPTO website.
Featured speakers include federal government executives, astronauts, inventors, and commercial space industry executives.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Inventor Info Chat: Learn to use USPTO resources

Join the Patent Office for the next live USPTO Inventor Info Chat webinar on USPTO resources on July 18 from 11 a.m. to noon ET. 
The webinar will cover:
  • Using the Pro Se Assistance Program for pre-filing questions
  • Understanding how to qualify for the Pro Bono Program
  • Using Patent Trademark Resource Centers (PTRC) for searching patents
  • The September 13-14 Invention-Con 2019:
    "Leveraging your intellectual property in the marketplace"
During the event, you will have an opportunity to ask questions via inventorinfochat@uspto.gov.