Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Modernizing patent filing with DOCX

 Guest blog by Acting Commissioner for Patents Andrew Faile and Chief Information Officer Jamie Holcombe

At the USPTO, we are continuously working to modernize and streamline our patent application systems. As part of that ongoing effort, you can now file patent application-related documents in DOCX format through EFS-Web, Private PAIR, and Patent Center. To improve application quality and efficiency, the USPTO will be transitioning to DOCX for all filers on January 1, 2022. 

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