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The USPTO EFS-Web 1.1 Webcast

Will Begin Shortly

.

The audio portion of this event will be streamed

across the Internet and available through the

speakers on your computer.

In order to hear the accompanying audio,

you will need a soundcard in your computer

and your speakers enabled and powered on.

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today s presenters
Today’s Presenters

Don Levin

Program Manager – e-Commerce Initiatives

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Tony Uranga

EFS-Web Outreach Team

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some housekeeping items
Some Housekeeping Items
  • Today’s webcast is a two-part event
    • EFS-Web 1.1 Overview
    • EFS-Web 1.1 Demonstration
  • Questions can be submitted to presenters via the E-mail button at any time
  • A copy of today’s PowerPoint presentation will be available for download
  • Today’s seminar is being recorded and will be available for replay within 1 hour of the conclusion of the broadcast:
    • http://webex.client.ninesystems.com/efsweb101206

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additional training opportunities
Additional Training Opportunities
  • EFS-Web Basic Training Available:

October 17

October 24

November 7

November 28

  • EFS-Web Advanced Training Available:

October 19

October 26

November 3

November 9

Please Register for training events at:

https://websurveyor.webex.com

Schedule Training at:

efstraining@uspto.gov

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agenda
Agenda
  • 1:00 – 1:30 p.m. EFS-Web 1.1 Overview
    • Patent eCommerce Today
    • What Filers are Saying about EFS-Web
    • New EFS-Web 1.1 Functionality
    • Requested Enhancements
    • EFS-Web and the new Accelerated Exam program
    • Q&A
  • 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. EFS-Web 1.1 Training
    • What’s New in EFS-Web 1.1
    • Demonstration
    • Q&A

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before we start a big thank you to efs web users
Before We Start: A Big Thank You To EFS-Web Users

USPTO would like to extend its thanks to the IP community

for its support for electronic filing

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what you should know about efs web 1 1
What You Should Know About EFS-Web 1.1
  • New Types of Applications Accepted
  • New File Types Accepted
  • New Petitions/Submissions Accepted
  • New Fillable Forms Available
  • Automated Quality Control
  • Infrastructure Improvements

Release Date: October 14

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patent e commerce today
Patent E-Commerce Today
  • Private/Public PAIR systems are mature systems supporting the IP Community
    • Pilot Testing of Outgoing Electronic Correspondence begins Winter 2006
    • PCT International Applications
    • Available for view Winter 2006
  • Publicly available on
  • March 16, 2006
  • Created and developed with
  • in-depth user feedback

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efs web goals
EFS-Web Goals

410,000

Patent Applications

Goal In FY06

308,000 (75%)

FY08 Goal for EFS-Web Applications

205,000 (50%)

FY07 Goal for EFS-Web Applications

59,000 (14%)

Actual EFS-Web Applications Received

FY06 Goal for EFS-Web Applications

42,000 (10%)

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what filers are saying
What Filers Are Saying

EFS-Web Satisfaction SurveyUSPTO Responsiveness to Patent Filers

Nearly 91% of respondents felt that USPTO is responsive or extremely responsive to patent filers in creating EFS-Web.

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what filers are saying1
What Filers Are Saying

EFS-Web Satisfaction SurveyCustomer Confidence in EFS-Web

Seventy-four percent of respondents indicate they are confident or very confident in EFS-Web.

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what filers are saying2
What Filers Are Saying

EFS-Web Satisfaction SurveyTime Involved using EFS-Web

Eighty-five percent of respondents indicate they are very or somewhat satisfied with the time involved in filing.

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what filers are saying3
What Filers Are Saying

EFS-Web Satisfaction SurveyEase of Filing using EFS-Web

Ninety-one percent of respondents indicate they are very or somewhat satisfied with ease of filing.

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filing policies
Filing Policies

57% of respondents have no overall policy or allowed for individual discretionfor in-house counsel use EFS-Web.

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why use patent ecommerce what others are saying
Why use Patent eCommerce –What Others Are Saying

Intellectual Property &

Technology Law Journal

“No more rushing to the post office”

“You'll receive a serial number immediately”

“No more PTO lost files. The electronic file is the official PTO copy of the patent application. For that matter, no more papers lost by the post office.”

“Electronic Patent Filing: the

USPTO finally gets it right”

July 2006 Edition

“Electronic Filing Top 10 Wish List”

Allen E. Hoover, Banner & Witcoff (Chicago)

May2006 Edition

Roy Rosser

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achieving the goal

Legal

Changes

Business

Changes

Technical

Changes

Achieving the Goal

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efs web 1 1 functionality
EFS-Web 1.1 Functionality
  • New Types of Applications Accepted
    • Online submission of International applications filed in the US Receiving Office
    • Acceptance of PCT-SAFE .ZIP files or PDF version Form RO 101
    • Pre-Grant Publications under 37 CFR 1.211 – 1.221
  • New File Types Accepted
    • Text files (.TXT)
      • Computer program listings
      • Bio-sequence listings
      • Mega tables
    • .ZIP files from PCT-SAFE

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new efs web 1 1 functionality
New EFS-Web 1.1 Functionality
  • New Petition Accepted
    • Online submission of Petition to Accept Unintentionally Delayed Payment of a Maintenance Fee in an Expired Patent under 37 CFR 1.378(c)
  • New Fillable Forms Available
    • Accelerated Exam fillable form
    • Request for Continued Examination (RCE) fillable form
    • Petition to Accept Unintentionally Delayed Payment of a Maintenance Fee in an Expired Patent under 37 CFR 1.378(c)
  • Automated Quality Control & Infrastructure changes

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requested enhancements under development
Requested Enhancements Under Development
  • Fillable issue fee form
  • Fillable petition forms
  • Automated provisional cover sheet
  • Dual payment options (e.g. pay with credit card and allow for charges to deposit account on one screen)
  • Integration with document management systems
  • Integration with assignments
  • Dual Customer Number
  • Corporate PKI or Administration PKI
  • Merging of PAIR and EFS-Web functionality to address many needs

efsfeedback@uspto.gov

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accelerated examination available only via efs web
Accelerated Examination: Available Only via EFS-Web
  • New AE process allows applicants to obtain a final decision on an application within 12 months
  • USPTO examined its current process to identify bottlenecks in the workflow that would need to be overcome
  • Requires USPTO and IP practitioners to take on new responsibilities
  • Details of the new Accelerated Examination program will be announced during a webinar on November 2
  • https://websurveyor.net/wsb.dll/39376/AccExamAnnEnrollmentForm.htm

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efs web 1 1 summary
EFS-Web 1.1 Summary
  • Includes Important New Capabilities
    • Can now file PCT International Applications
    • Now accepts .TXT and PCT-EASY.ZIP files
    • Accepts Petition to accept unintentionally delayed payment of a maintenance fee in an expired patent under 37 CFR 1.378(c)
    • Online submission of Pre-Grant Publications under 37 CFR 1.211
    • Accelerated Exam fillable form
    • Request for Continued Examination (RCE) fillable form
  • Release date: October 14th

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important user information
Important User Information
  • e-PAVE will be sunsetted on 1 November
  • EFS-Web will have a scheduled maintenance window on Saturday October 14 from 6 a.m. to Midnight to accommodate changes to multiple systems in support of EFS-Web 1.1
  • All saved packages should be submitted prior to 6 p.m. October 13, or they will be lost and have to be re-entered

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additional training opportunities1
Additional Training Opportunities
  • EFS-Web Basic Training Available:

October 17

October 24

November 7

November 28

  • EFS-Web Advanced Training Available:

October 19

October 26

November 3

November 9

Please Register for training events at:

https://websurveyor.webex.com

Schedule Training at:

efstraining@uspto.gov

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questions
Questions

?

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tony uranga efs web outreach team
Tony Uranga

EFS-Web Outreach Team

EFS-Web 1.1 Advanced Training

USPTO’s new web-based patent application and document submission solution

agenda1
Agenda
  • EFS-Web 1.1 Demonstration
    • What’s new in EFS-Web 1.1
    • Live Demo
      • Filing of an International Application to US-RO under the Patent Cooperation Treaty
      • New Petition - Unintentionally Delayed Payment of a Maintenance Fee
      • Pre-Grant Publication Screens
    • Form Requirements
    • Overview Information
    • Q&A

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how efs web 1 1 works

Access EFS-Web

As Unregistered

Filer

Authenticate as

Registered

Filer

Enter

Key Patent

Application Data

(New Only)

Attach PDF

Files

Upload

and

Validate

Calculate

Fees

(Optional)

Submit

Petition

Pre-Grant Pub

Choose

Payment

Options

Pay Fees

Via RAM

Interface

Receive

Acknowledgement

Receipt

Access Filing in

Private PAIR(Registered Filer Only)

  • New Application
    • Design
    • Utility
    • Provisional
    • 371
    • International Application
  • Existing Application
    • Petition
How EFS-Web 1.1 Works

Choose

Filing

Type

User

Accesses USPTO

Portal

  • New Application
    • Design
    • Utility
    • Provisional
    • 371
    • International Application
  • Existing Application
    • Pre-Grant Publication
    • Petition
  • My Workplace
    • Saved Submissions
    • Last 20 EFS receipts

Choose

Filing

Type

Pay then

Submit

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overview information what can be filed
Overview Information What Can Be Filed?
  • New Applications
    • New Utility; Provisional; Design with Color Drawings; 371 National Stage
    • International applications for filing in the U.S. Receiving Office
  • Existing Applications
    • Follow-on papers
    • Pre-Grant publications under 37 CFR 1.211 – 1.221
    • Petition to Accept Unintentionally Delayed Payment of Maintenance Fees in an Expired Patent (37 CFR 1.378(c))
  • Document Description List
    • 138 document descriptions – Amendments, Petitions,, Non-Patent Literature, Foreign References Cited, etc.

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overview information what can be filed1
Overview Information What Can Be Filed?
  • Numerous Fees
    • Almost the complete Patent Fee Schedule
  • Text Files
    • Bio-Sequence Listings; Computer Program Listings; Mega tables

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international pct filings

International PCT Filings

USPTO’s new web-based patent application and document submission solution

pct filing overview

Access EFS-Web

As Unregistered

Filer

Authenticate as

Registered

Filer

PCT Filing Overview

User

Accesses USPTO

Portal

Choose

PCT Filing

Type

Attach PCT-SAFE

.ZIP File

Form RO 101

Review Attached

Files

Calculate Fees

(Optional)

Submit and Pay

Receive PCT number

immediately

and/or

Attach .PDF File

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international pct filings unregistered filer
International PCT Filings – Unregistered Filer

Select Type of

Application

New Choice: International PCT filings

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international pct filings registered filer
International PCT Filings – Registered Filer

Digital Cert

Authenticated

Digital Cert

Authenticated

Eastern Time stated on every page

New Choice: International PCT filings

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pct application data
PCT Application Data

Enter Key Bibliographic Data

Enter Applicant Information

Enter Customer Number for PAIR Access

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pct application data1
PCT Application Data

Correspondence Address

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pct attach files zip
PCT Attach Files - .ZIP

Bibliographic Data Echoed Back to Filer

Attach a PCT-SAFE .ZIP file

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pct attach files pdf
PCT Attach Files - PDF

Attach RO 101 PDF’s in addition to the .ZIP file or in lieu of .ZIP file

New Disclaimer about Credit Card form (PTO-2038)

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pct calculate fees
PCT Calculate Fees

Discount for using EFS and PCT-SAFE

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pct confirm submit
PCT Confirm/Submit

Save Package before submitting to USPTO

Confirm by clicking the “Submit” button

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pct acknowledgement receipt
PCT Acknowledgement Receipt

Time and Date Stamp in EASTERN time

PCT application number automatically issued

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registered filer follow on papers and my workplace
Registered Filer Follow-on Papers and My Workplace

When presented with New or Existing application, choose Existing Application/Patent

Petition and Pre-Grant Publication filings

My Workplace allows Viewing of Saved Submission Packages and Last 20 Receipts

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pre grant publication registered e filer
Pre-Grant PublicationRegistered e-Filer

Enter Application Number/Confirmation number and type of Pre-Grant filing

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pre grant publication attach
Pre-Grant PublicationAttach

Disclaimer explaining what needs to be attached to submit a PG Pub

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pre grant publication review
Pre-Grant PublicationReview

Required Attachments

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pre grant publication calculate fees
Pre-Grant PublicationCalculate Fees

Fees automatically assigned depending upon Filing type selection on Login screen

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pre grant publication confirm pay
Pre-Grant PublicationConfirm/Pay

Review of all items

MUST pay before submitting

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pre grant publication acknowledgement receipt
Pre-Grant PublicationAcknowledgement Receipt

Time and Date Stamp in EASTERN time

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petition to grant unintentionally delayed payment of maintenance fees under 37cfr 1 387 c
Automatic Grant of Petition

Auto Grant verifies/ensures compliance with rules

Provides immediate grant or denial of petition

Petition to Grant Unintentionally Delayed Payment of Maintenance Fees under 37CFR 1.387(c)

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petition
Petition

Application Number and Patent Number REQUIRED

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petition attach
PetitionAttach

Legal language explaining Petition requirements. Only the Petition itself can be attached

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petition calculate fees
PetitionCalculate Fees

Fees based upon what is actually due

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petition pay confirm
PetitionPay/Confirm

Maintenance Fee History will show what has been paid previously

MUST pay before submitting

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petition pay confirm1
PetitionPay/Confirm

Time and Date Stamp in EASTERN time

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petition auto grant
PetitionAuto-Grant

Petition is automatically granted

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request for continued examination rce
All USPTO Form Fillables Must Be Submitted Using Latest Version of Adobe Reader (Free)

EFS-Web 1.1 Will Only Accept Version 2.0 of Form Fillables

Request for Continued Examination (RCE)

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accelerated examination
Form Must Be Submitted to Be Considered Under Accelerated Examination Program

Separate Accelerated Examination Flow in Next Release of EFS-Web

Detailed Accelerated Examination web seminar on November 2

Accelerated Examination

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efs web 1 1 form fillable pdf s
EFS-Web 1.1 Form Fillable PDF’s
  • New Forms Require Adobe Reader 7.0.8
    • Petition to Accept Unintentionally Delayed Payment of Maintenance Fee in an Expired Patent (37CFR 1.378(c))
    • Request for Continuing Examination (RCE)
    • Accelerated Examination
  • Existing Forms need to be downloaded AGAIN
    • Information Disclosure Statement (IDS – 37 CFR 1.97 & 1.98)
    • Application Data Sheet (ADS – 37 CFR 1.76)
  • All forms MUST be version 2.0
  • and
  • require Adobe Reader 7.0.8 for saving and attaching to EFS-Web
    • How to check the version: Select Help-> About Adobe Reader

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overview information indexing resources
Overview Information Indexing Resources
  • Complete, sortable list of Document Descriptions:
    • http://www.uspto.gov/ebc/portal/infodocuments.htm
  • Help page “How to Index my Documents”:
    • http://www.uspto.gov/ebc/portal/beta/rules_doc_codes.htm
  • Complete EFS-Web Assistance:
    • http://www.uspto.gov/ebc/efs_help.html

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what cannot be filed using efs web 1 1
What Cannot be Filed Using EFS-Web 1.1?
  • Credit Card Authorization Form - PTO-2038
  • Maintenance Fees
  • New Plant Applications or Color Plant Drawings
  • Documents related to Registration Practice & Disciplinary Proceedings
  • Certified Copies (Ribbon Copies)
  • Reexamination and Reissue (this includes new and follow-on papers)
  • Secrecy Order Applications and/or Documents
  • Contested Cases at the Board of Appeal and Interferences
  • Third party papers under 37 CFR 1.99
  • Protests under 37 CFR 1.291
  • Public use hearing papers under 37 CFR 1.292

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important user information1
Important User Information
  • e-PAVE will be sunsetted on 1 November
  • EFS-Web will have a scheduled maintenance window on Saturday October 14 from 6 a.m. to Midnight to accommodate changes to multiple systems in support of EFS-Web 1.1
  • All saved packages should be submitted prior to October 14, or they will be lost and have to be re-entered

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additional training opportunities2
Additional Training Opportunities
  • EFS-Web Basic Training Available:

October 17

October 24

November 7

November 28

  • EFS-Web Advanced Training Available:

October 19

October 26

November 3

November 9

Please Register for training events at:

https://websurveyor.webex.com

Schedule Training at:

efstraining@uspto.gov

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how to contact ebc
How To Contact EBC

If you have questions or need technical assistance please contact our:

Electronic Business Center (EBC)

Monday – Friday (6am – Midnight Easter)

Sunday (October 15 Only) (10am – 6pm Eastern)

Phone: 1-866-217-9197 / 571-272-4100

* Select option 2

Fax: 571-273-0177

Email: EBC@uspto.gov

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questions1
Questions

?

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thank you for attending

Thank you for attending

USPTO’s new web-based patent application and document submission solution