A new Best Practice – reporting docx

A year ago or so, the USPTO started a beta-test of its system in which docx files play an important role.  In the best-test system, an applicant was permitted to file a patent application in docx format rather than PDF format.  Likewise, the applicant had the opportunity to receive some documents from the USPTO in docx format in addition to PDF format.  Our firm was among the beta-testers of this docx system.

Now, as of September 10, 2017, these features have been made available to all USPTO customers (not merely the beta-test users).  This offers a new Best Practice for reporting to clients.

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E-filing docx files at the USPTO

If you want to be trendy, modern, and up-to-date, you can now e-file “docx” files at the USPTO.  If you do this, not only will you be trendy, modern, and up-to-date, but you will also likely encounter fewer instances in the future in which you need to request a Certificate of Correction or a corrected publication.  Read on to learn how to be trendy, modern, and up-to-date. Continue reading “E-filing docx files at the USPTO”