An open letter to Director Vidal and Commissioner Udupa about DOCX

Here is a letter that I sent today to the Director and the Commissioner:

Hello Director Vidal and Commissioner Udupa and Deputy Commissioner Seidel:

By now there have been many webinars scheduled and presented that are intended to help the patent community understand the risks of filing US patent applications using the USPTO’s DOCX initiative.  These include:

        • Patent Center DOCX Filing: What you Need to Know, March 10, 2023, Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner
        • Professional Liability Risks of Filing in DOCX – for users of Microsoft Word, April 18, 2023, Oppedahl Patent Law Firm LLC
        • Professional Liability Risks of Filing in DOCX – for users of non-Microsoft word processors, April 18, 2023, Oppedahl Patent Law Firm LLC
        • Professional Liability Risks of Filing in DOCX – for users of Microsoft Word, May 10, 2023, Oppedahl Patent Law Firm LLC
        • Professional Liability Risks of Filing in DOCX – for users of non-Microsoft word processors, May 12, 2023, Oppedahl Patent Law Firm LLC
        • Terrifying Tales of the USPTO’s DOCX Filing System, May 23, 2023, Fitch Even

You can see the May 10 recording here (1:29 in length) and you can download the presentation materials here.

I invite you and request you to let me know if you think there were any factual inaccuracies in the May 10 webinar.  If there were any inaccuracies in that webinar, I will publish corrections.

Carl Oppedahl

Oppedahl Patent Law Firm LLC

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