Learn how to file DOCX documents into your applications using the Patent Center


As announced last May, the USPTO is moving to DOCX as part of the USPTO’s ongoing initiatives to use the most advanced technology and to issue and maintain robust and reliable patents. DOCX is key to the USPTO’s application readiness initiatives, which will provide fast and reliable feedback to applicants to correct their applications before they come to the examiner’s office so that examiners can spend more time working with applicants to identify the subject matter to be protected. Currently, filing in DOCX allows for automated checks that avoid unnecessary delays in processing an application.

Join the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for training webinars on how to file in DOCX through the Patent Center. Register today for one of the next available training sessions scheduled for August 16, 18, 23, 25 and 30.

During the training, the e-Commerce Modernization (eMod) team will provide information and conduct a demonstration using the Patent Center training mode. A question and answer session will follow the training. We encourage applicants to use the Patent Center’s training mode to practice filing in DOCX without saving or storing data in USPTO systems.

Once you register, you will receive instructions for joining the webinar via email prior to your recorded session. We also recommend that you watch this video on how to file DOCX documents in Patent Center training mode before the webinar.

For more information and to view frequently asked questions, visit the DOCX page of the USPTO website.

Want to learn more about switching to DOCX filing? Check out this blog from the USPTO leadership, which highlights many of the benefits of DOCX filing in the patent application process.

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