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Patent electronic business center overview

Patent Electronic Business CenterOverview

Revised 03/15/02


Patent electronic business center ebc
Patent Electronic Business Center (EBC)

Provides access to electronic business applications for patent customers

  • Customer Number Registration forms

    • Required for PAIR and EFS

  • Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Registration forms

    • Security software to support electronic commerce

    • Required for PAIR and EFS

  • Patent Application Information Retrieval (PAIR)

    • Access to application status and history via the internet

  • Electronic Filing System (EFS)

    • Filing of patent applications via the internet


Patent electronic business center ebc1

How do I get there?

Go to:

www.uspto.gov

Click on:

Online

Business

Patent Electronic Business Center (EBC)


Patent electronic business center ebc2

Click on:

Patent Electronic

Business Center

Patent Electronic Business Center (EBC)


Patent electronic business center ebc3
Patent Electronic Business Center (EBC)

Is this your first visit to the EBC?

Click On:New Users



Single

Multiple

Address

Customer Number

Assigned to multiple patent applications

Customer Number

What is a Customer Number?


OLD PROCESS

NEW PROCESS

Requires only one

correspondence for all applications

Requires one correspondence per application

Customer Number

Customer Number

Changing addresses using Customer Number


Customer number

How do I apply for a Customer Number?

1) Download the Customer Number Form

2) Fill in the form

3) Mail to: US Patent & Trademark Office Box EBC Washington, DC 20231

or Fax to:(703) 308-2840

Customer Number

Correspondence Address

Practitioners of Record

Point of Contact


Customer number1

Barcode Labels

  • Initial supply of labels are issued to customers when the Customer Number is created

  • Labels should be used on correspondence with the USPTO in place of physical address or when listing practitioners of record (see previous slide)

  • An electronic version of the labels is available via request to the EBC to use with electronic forms

  • If you have inserted this into an electronic copy, fax or email a copy for us to verify that the barcode will scan properly

  • Contact the EBC Customer Support Center at (703) 305-3028; fax (703) 308-2840

Customer Number


Use Customer Number to Associate a Group of Attorneys

Use Customer Number to Associate an Address

Customer Number


Customer number2

How do I change the address on myapplications to my customer number?

1) Download the Customer Number Update Template

2) Fill in the Excel spreadsheet

3) Mail your disk to: US Patent & Trademark Office Box EBC Washington, DC 20231

4) You will receive an address update report from USPTO

Customer Number

Correspondence Address + PAIR Access


Customer number3

Customer Number Update Template Rules

  • Submit in format provided - no additional information needed (e.g., attorney docket numbers)

  • Provide cover letter with information including contact person’s name, telephone number and email address; must include the signature of one Registered Practitioner associated with the customer number

  • At least 2 of the following 4 columns must be included to upload successfully

    Patent Number Application Number Patent Date Filing Date

  • EBC staff will review addresses and will contact you regarding any discrepancies in correspondence address before completing the upload

Customer Number


Customer number4
Customer Number

What advantages does the Customer Number provide?

1) Access to PAIR

2) Necessary for EFS

3) Single paper provides address and attorney changes to all applications


PKI

Customer Number

Customer Number & PAIR Access

The PKI certificate and Customer Number tie the person to the group of applications


United States Patent and Trademark Office

Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)


Public key infrastructure pki
Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)

  • Security of patent application and related data

    • U.S. National Patent Law, 35 USC 122

  • E-Commerce interaction with customers requires:

    • Confidentiality

    • Authenticity

    • Access Control

    • Integrity

    • Non-Repudiation

  • USPTO serves as a Certificate Authority and issues digital certificates to our customers

  • Required for PAIR and EFS access


Public key infrastructure pki1

How do I apply for a PKI certificate?

1) Download the Certificate Action Form

2) Fill in the form

3) Mail to: US Patent & Trademark Office Box EBC Washington, DC 20231

Note: Document must contain an original signature and be notarized by a notary public

4) When you receive security keys from USPTO, download and setup Entrust software

Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)

X


Public key infrastructure pki2

AuthCode

Ref Num

E-mail

Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)


Public key infrastructure pki3

NEW: Release 6.0

Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)

Click to download USPTO Direct (PAIR) software


  • Install software

    • Double-click on download file

    • Follow instructions to complete installation

    • Icon will be placed on your desktop

    • Double-click on desktop icon

    • Follow instructions to set up profile using reference number and authorization code provided by the USPTO

Electronic Business Center (EBC)


Electronic Business Center (EBC)

  • Each PKI certificate may be used by the certificate holder plus one person under the direction and control of the holder

  • Reference Number and Authorization Code can only be used to create your profile one time

Attempting to reuse Reference Number and Authorization Code will disable your certificate


Pki certificate renewal
PKI Certificate Renewal

  • Certificate renews one year from date of issue

  • The renewal is automatic and is not noticeable unless the certificate has been copied onto multiple computers

    • If the certificate has been copied, it will be renewed on the first PC that logs into PAIR on the first day following the one year anniversary


Pki and pair

FIREWALL

Re-direct

ProxyServer

EntrustProxy

NetscapeProxy

PALM DATA SERVER

Outside

PTO Net

Virtual Vault

Private

Public

Inside

PKI and PAIR


United States Patent and Trademark Office

Patent Application Information Retrieval


PAIR Features

  • Quick, easy and secure access to Patent and Patent Application information via direct access to PALM information

    • 24 hr access to PALM information

    • Access to real-time information

  • Two ways to access PAIR

    • Public

    • Private


Public

Private

  • Requires NO PKI software

  • Review Patented & Published Application Information

    • Prosecution History

    • Status and Location

  • Requires PKI software

  • Requires Customer Number

  • Review Pending & Patented Application Information

    • Prosecution History

    • Status and Location

    • Limited Bibliographic Data

USPTO Employee Directory

PAIR Features


PAIR Interface

Private PAIR

Requires Customer Number and PKI Certificate


PAIR Interface

Application Number Search


PAIR Interface

Continuity Data

Parent and Child


PAIR Interface

Customer Number Search

Private PAIR


PAIR Interface

Public

PAIR


PAIR Interface

MaintenanceFees

Public/Private PAIR



USPTO

Customer

  • Direct electronic information retrieval

  • Real-time tracking of application status

  • Provide better customer service

  • Permits USPTO staff to focus on application processing

PAIR Benefits


How many Customer Numbers do I need?

Each geographically dispersed office of one business can have its own customer number

DC

New York

California

999999

999998

999997

Customer Number Details


How many Customer Numbers do I need?

999999

Multiple individuals at one location can each have their own customer numbers

999998

999997

Customer Number Details


How many Customer Numbers do I need?

A firm can have different customer numbers for each of its major clients

Corp A

Corp B

Corp C

999999

999998

999997

RemainingApplications

999996

Customer Number Details


PKI

PKI

PKI

PKI

Customer Number

Customer Number & PAIR Access

Individuals must each have their own PKI certificate that will access the same set of applications through a common customer number


Customer Number

PKI

Customer Number

Customer Number

Customer Number & PAIR Access

An individual can use a single PKI certificate to view multiple customer numbers


Firm

PKI

PKI

PKI

PKI

PKI

PKI

Customer Number

Customer Number

Customer Number

Customer Number

Remaining Applications

Corp A

Corp C

Corp B

Customer Number & PAIR Access


American Inventors Protection Act of 1999

  • Subtitle A – Inventor’s Rights

  • Subtitle B – Patent and Trademark Fee Fairness

  • Subtitle C – First Inventor’s Defense

  • Subtitle D – Patent Term Guarantee

  • Subtitle D – Requests for Continued Examination

  • Subtitle E – Domestic Publication of Patent Applications Filed Abroad

  • Subtitle F – Optional Inter Partes Reexamination

  • Subtitle G – Patent and Trademark Office

  • Subtitle H – Miscellaneous Patent Provisions


Implementation of Subtitle E – Domestic Publication of Patent Applications Published Abroad

  • Automation Implementation:

    • Source of content for publication

      • Application as filed

        • Since 1997, the Patent Application Capture & Review System (PACR) has captured all applications as filed

        • PACR images will be exported to a publishing contractor for conversion into a composed electronic publication

      • Redacted, amended, voluntary and republication request

        • Applicant must submit an XML document via the Electronic Filing System (EFS)

        • Publishing contractor will convert XML document into a composed electronic publication


Implementation of Subtitle E –Pre-Grant Publication (PGPub) Process

Publication format:

  • Electronic

    • Front page, similar to US Patents (title, bibliographic data, abstract and figure(s))

      • IPC and US classifications

    • Two column arrangement for specification and claims

    • Full text searchable

    • Content will be based on application as filed (will include translations supplied after filing) unless applicant submits a publication-ready document in electronic form via Electronic Filing System (EFS)


Implementation of Subtitle E –Pre-Grant Publication (PGPub) Process


Pre-Grant Publication -Confirmation Number

  • Each application will be assigned a confirmation number

    • Assigned at application initialization

    • Format: 4 digits, 1000 to 9999

    • Used in combination with application number to confirm the accuracy of application number

    • Required for EFS PGPub filings

    • Recommended for all incoming submissions (paper & electronic)


Pre-Grant Publication -Confirmation Number

  • Each application will be assigned a confirmation number

    • Printed on filing receipt

    • Available via PAIR

    • Available via PALM intranet General Information Screen

    • Confirmation number mailed on all pending applications to Patent applicant or attorney in December 2000


Pre-Grant Publication -Confirmation Number


Implementation of Subtitle E –Pre-Grant Publication (PGPub) Process

  • Automation Implementation: (continued)

    • Source of bibliographic data for publication

      • Application as filed

        • The Patent Application Locating and Monitoring (PALM) system captures bibliographic data and will provide the data to the publishing contractor

      • Redacted, amended, voluntary and republication request

        • Applicant must submit bibliographic data in the XML document via the Electronic Filing System (EFS) which will be used for publication


Implementation of Subtitle E –Pre-Grant Publication (PGPub) Process

  • Automation Implementation: (continued)

    • Bibliographic data review

      • The Patent Application Information Retrieval (PAIR) system will provide applicant with access to all bibliographic data to be used on the published front page for review

      • Applicant will have opportunity until 14 weeks prior to publication date to review bibliographic data and submit written request for corrections


Pre-Grant Publication -PAIR Interface

Bibliographic DataReview Screen

Private PAIR


Pre-Grant Publication -PAIR Interface

Bibliographic DataReview Screen

Request Corrections


Pre-Grant Publication -PAIR Interface

Bibliographic DataReview Screen

Change Request

Receipt


Implementation of Subtitle E –Pre-Grant Publication (PGPub) Process

  • Automation Implementation:

    • Projected publication date:

      • The PALM system will calculate and print a projected publication date on filing receipts of all applications which have met the requirement for publication

      • If the projected publication date changes PALM will produce a notification to the applicant of the new projected publication date

      • PALM will track projected publication date and manage workflow for the publication cycle

      • At time of publication, PALM will produce a notice to applicant that his/her application has been published


Implementation of Subtitle D – Patent Term Guarantee

  • Effective Date: May 29, 2000

  • An initial determination of PTA (Patent Term Adjustment) will be calculated by PALM and provided with the Notice of Allowance (NOA)

    • PALM will calculate PTA earned from filing to NOA

    • PALM will estimate issue date and project PTA to Issue

  • Two weeks prior to issue, PALM will recalculate PTA based on actual issue date


Implementation of Subtitle D – Patent Term Guarantee

  • Applicant review of PTA calculation:

    • Applicant can use PAIR to review PTA calculation

      • Review PALM paper entry dates

      • Review actual calculation

    • Reconsideration requests (petitions) would be required prior to, or with, payment of the issue fee

      • Must provide detailed explanation of where USPTO has made errorsin PTA calculation


Implementation of Subtitle D –Patent Term Guarantee

PAIR Review of PTA Calculation

  • Note: The application must have been filed on or after 5/29/00, or have had a CPA entered therein on or after 5/29/00


Patent electronic business center ebc customer support center
Patent Electronic Business Center (EBC) Customer Support Center

  • Electronic Filing System

  • Provide Customer Number

  • Provide PKI Certificate Support

  • Provide Support for Authoring Tool to End-User

  • Patent Application Information Retrieval

  • Registration Information

  • Troubleshoot End-User Problems

  • Troubleshoot Software Problems

  • Handle Questions Related to Data

  • PKI Certificates

  • Answer Business Aspects of Customer Questions

  • Certificate Action Form Information

  • Initial Review of Certificate Action Forms

  • Troubleshoot End-User Problems

  • Customer Number

  • Business Rules

  • Issuing New Customer Numbers

  • Update Bulk Address Changes

  • Customer Number Barcode Label Requests

  • Customer Number Data Change Information

  • Customer Number Application Information

Effective April 1, 2002, the EBC Customer Support Center will be available: 6am-12midnight Mon-Fri

8am-8pm Sat-Sun at (703) 305-3028 or via e-mailat [email protected]


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