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Archived updates for Tuesday, October 09, 2007

USPTO Patent E-Filing Tip Indexing Drawing Change Descriptions

The USPTO wants you to kow that the drawing document descriptions (e.g., Drawings) in EFS-Web are reserved ONLY for drawings. "Please index any documents describing amendments to the drawings as "Applicant Arguments/Remarks Made in an Amendment," they write in a USPTO e-COMMERCE e-ALERT circulated on October 8, 2007.

The Patents Electronic Business Center (EBC) can walk you through filing a patent application online. EBC representatives are available to answer questions regarding the easy-to-use EFS-Web system, PKI and PAIR. You can contact them by calling 866-217-9197 (toll-free) or 571-272-4100 or send an e-mail to

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