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p120efsw001 What is EFS-Web?
p120efsw002 What’s the benefit to using EFS-Web?
p240efsw003 What types of filings may I submit using EFS Web?
p120efsw042 Is EFS-Web integrated with Private and Public PAIR?
p120efsw067 How is EFS-Web different from PASAT and EFS-ABX?
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p120efs107 How do I make a suggestion for an improvement of EFS-Web?
p120efs121 Can I file Reissue applications using EFS-Web?
p120efs176 How secure are EFS-Web submissions?
p120efs180 What are the benefits of being a registered user?
p120efs198 Can I do a test filing on EFS-Web?
p120efs233 What is the best way for a novice to learn the EFS-Web and PAIR systems?
p120efs300 How do I access EFS-Web?

p220efs132 Does the Petition to Accept Unintentionally Delayed Payment of Maintenance Fee in an Expired Patent , form PTO/SB/66, offer an option to change entity status?
p220efs164 Can inventor declarations be filed with electronic signatures?
p220efs175.htm Will I get an application number immediately when I file via EFS Web?
p220efs202 Do digital certificates travel with the attorney/agent from job to job?
p220efs205 Can I file a plant patent application through EFS-Web?
p220efs209 What types of applications must be submitted through EFS-Web?
p220efs210 Is the digital certificate for EFS-Web the same one that I would use for Private PAIR?
p220efs211 When e-filing, do I have to send hard copies of my filing to the USPTO?
p220efs215 Can I file certified copies of priority documents via EFS-Web?
p220efs219 Can you erase a submission after it has been finally submitted?
p220efs231 Once I’ve filed a patent application (e.g., provisional patent application, nonprovisional patent application) on EFS-Web and received an acknowledgment receipt, can I apply the term “Patent Pending” to products for which the patent application has been filed?
p220efs268 What is the email address entered on the first EFS-Web Screen used for?
p220efs283 Can I file an Accelerated Examination (AE) for a Design application?
p220efs292 What is a PKI certificate and how can I obtain one?
p220efs295 Are Continuations and Divisionals new or existing applications?
p220efs296 How will I receive the filing receipt for my application?
p220efs297 Is there a spell feature in EFS-Web?
p220efs307 Do I have to be a U.S. Citizen to participate in the Accelerated Examination (AE) program?
p220efs309 Why is Accelerated Examination (AE) restricted to e-filing only?
p220efs330 Can I file assignments online?

p320efs149 How can misindexing a document affect my submission through EFS-Web?
p520efs226 Can I file using EFS-Web from a foreign country?
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p242efsw025
Where can I find the latest versions of USPTO fillable forms?

p242efsw023 What is a multi-doc PDF?
p242efsw024 What is a form fillable PDF?
p120efsw034 What is the application subject matter in the PDF fillable form Application Data Sheet (ADS)?
p120efs003 Do any of the PDF Fillable Forms need to be “printed” in Acrobat with the “USPTO embedded fonts” properties activated in order to avoid errors?
p120efs111 Where are the fillable forms located on the USPTO website?
p120efs112 What is the advantage of using the USPTO Fillable Forms?
p120efs194 What is auto-loading?
p120efs271 What is the average file size of a PDF file?
p120efs287 How do I ensure that my PDF does not have reliances on external files?

p220efs092 Are Divisional and Continuation Patent Applications only designated on the Application Data Sheet (ADS)? Will this appear on the acknowledgment receipt?
p220efs100 What happens if I do not submit a provisional cover sheet when filing my provisional patent application?
p220efs103 Do I have to file a signed transmittal form with each submission?
p220efs116 Do Application Data Sheet (ADS) forms without non-publication requests have to be signed?
p220efs117 Why can't I fill in the fields for Docket Number, Application Number, and Title on the PDF Fillable form SB14?
p220efs119 If I have problems with completing a USPTO Fillable Form, what are my options?
p220efs123 Are the fillable forms required to submit an Information Disclosure Statement (IDS), a Request for a Continued Examination (RCE), and an Application Data Sheet (ADS)?
p220efs124 Are supplemental ADS forms filed by EFS-Web exempt from the rule that requires supplemental ADS forms to be marked up to show new matter and deleted matter?
p220efs135 Does EFS-Web fill in the correspondence address automatically from the customer number?
p220efs156 Because affidavits (1.131) are routinely notarized, will the USPTO accept a PDF file of an affidavit?
p220efs163 If I check the box for non-publication on the Application Data Sheet (ADS) do I also need to file the corresponding request form PTO/SB/35?
p220efs165 What is the required page size for attached PDF files?
p220efs173 Do I still need to use the transmittal forms available on the USPTO website even though I am e-filing?
p220efs191 Will sequence listings filed in text format be accepted as the computer readable form of the sequence listing?
p220efs193 Is an Application Data Sheet (ADS) required when submitting a new utility application?
p220efs214 Can I file a Provisional Application for Patent Cover Sheet via EFS-Web?
p220efs218 Does the acknowledgment receipt show all of the inventors if there are multiple inventors?
p220efs221 How do I submit references cited in an Information Disclosure Statement?
p220efs229 What file format should I use to submit a Power of Attorney document via EFS-Web?
p220efs252 May applicants use their own ADS form or scan the USPTO fillable one when submitting PG-Pubs?
p220efs253 Why do applicants have to use the USPTO e-fillable ADS form when submitting PG-Pubs?
p220efs256 Is the data in my Request for Continued Examination (RCE) form auto-loaded?
p220efs257 Is the data in my Accelerated Examiniation (AE) petition form auto-loaded?
p220efs274 What does the "Validate PDF" function check for?
p220efs275 What documents must be filed as multi-doc PDF files?
p220efs278 In a multi-doc PDF, if I mis-number sections, will the validate check be able to distinguish the individual sections of my PDF?
p220efs335 When a MS Word document is converted to PDF, is there any metadata in the PDF that becomes part of the official file wrapper?
p220efs336 When in EFS-Web, how do I get to fillable forms in order to complete and attach to my application?
p220efs340 What is the process for completing a fillable form?

p242efs390 Can I use bookmarking, commenting, compression and layers in PDF files?

p320efsw037 Does EFS-Web have built-in safeguards that notify me if there’s a problem with the file?
p320efsw050 I’m getting validation errors, what do the colored triangles mean?
p320efsw062 My Acknowledgement Receipt for a follow-on submission includes garbled or incorrect data. What is the official copy?
p320efsw063 When trying to submit follow-on documents, why is my bibliographic data incorrect or unreadable where I had entered a special character in the initial filing through EFS-Web?
p320efs227 Will I receive a warning prior to submission if the file size is approaching or exceeds the 25 MB limit?
p320efs230 Is there any built-in check to determine if all application parts needed for a filing date are provided and provide an alert if something is missing?
p320efs240 What does the "Authenticate User Bad Input" error message mean?
p320efs241 What does the "Authenticate User Error" message mean?
p320efs264 Will error messages identify the precise location in the file where the error occurred?
p320efs282 If filing errors, such as submitting the wrong documents, filing under the wrong application number, etc. are found post-submission, how can they be fixed?
p320efs331 If I am missing a document, will EFS-Web alert me of an error?

p342efsw065 Can I enter special keyboard characters into the Bibliographic Data portion of the EFS-Web screens (Application Data tab)?

p420efs102 When paying the extension of time fee online, do I need to attach the petition for extension of time?

p520efs315 Am I able to use the "multiple document" option when filing a PCT?
p520efs317 How can I access the RO/101 form for PCT applications?
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p540efsw006
Can EFS-Web be used to file PCT applications?

p127efs080 Why can't I view a newly filed PCT application in Private PAIR?

p242efs071 What Document Descriptions should be used for the PCT Request and fee calculation sheet?

p542efs167 Are PCT documents indexed in the same manner as US documents?
p542efs110 What is the required page size for PCT applications filed via EFS in PDF format?
p220efs075 Are s-signatures accepted for international applications or related papers filed with the USPTO in its capacity as a receiving Office (RO), international searching authority (ISA) or international preliminary examining authority (IPEA)?
p420efs094 Is there a checkbox to get the discounted filing fee when filing a PCT Application as a *.PDF?
p520efs144 How do I pay for a PCT submission?

p520efs095 When uploading PDFs for a PCT, do the specification, claims, and drawings all have to be loaded individually or can they be put into one file?
p520efs09 Can I file a request for a foreign filing license via EFS-Web?
p420efs087 If I file a PCT application with RO/US, and if I provide the Request as a PDF, how does the bibliographic information get into the computer systems? Will it be manually entered by USPTO personnel?
p520efs127 Do we need to use the latest version of PCT-SAFE when filing PCT Applications on EFS-WEB?
p520efs129 Do we still need to submit a PCT Transmittal form with a new PCT filing?
p520efs133 Must I attach the Power of Attorney document as part of the PCT Application?
p520efs148 When filing a PCT application with the U.S. designated, what should be entered under the "Applicant" section of EFS-Web?
p520efs171 Can I file a follow-on document for a PCT Application?
p520efs208 Do I need a new customer number for filing a PCT application?
p520efs236 Can I use my customer number for my PCT correspondence address?
p520efs237 If I file a PCT application through EFS-Web, will I get an International Application Number as I do a serial number for US applications?
p520efs317 How can I access the RO/101 form for PCT applications?
p520efs318 How do I create a zip file for a PCT application?
p520efs319 By using EFS-Web to file a PCT application, will the application (still) have to be submitted in paper to the USPTO, or is an electronic version all that is required?
p520efs320 Can I file a PCT via EFS-Web using EPO as the searching authority?
p520efs321 Do I need a new customer number for filing a PCT application?
p520efs322 If the PCT is not associated to a Customer Number at the time of filing, how can it be done later?
p520efs332 If I do not pay the PCT fees at the time of filing of my application, can I pay the fees through EFS-Web later?

p120efs086 How do I get PCT-SAFE?
p120efs073 Can I use PCT-SAFE in its full operational mode to prepare my entire international application in electronic form and to file it via secure on-line transmission with the United States Receiving Office (RO/US)?
p520efs345 Is it required to use PCT-SAFE when filing a new PCT application?
p520efs174 If I use a PCT-SAFE zip file which includes the fee information, what do I do when I get to the EFS-Web fee screen?
p520efs142 What will be done with the fee sheet in a PCT-Easy zip file when I pay the fees online?
p520efs316 Is the PCT fee calculation sheet required when using PCT-SAFE in PCT-EASY mode?

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p110efsw010 Who can file documents using EFS-Web?
p110efsw015 Can paralegals and others who are not digital certificate holders file patent applications on behalf of the certificate holder using EFS-Web?
p120efs114 When I save my submission in EFS Web, can another computer be used to review the application prior to filing?
p120efs180 What are the benefits of being a registered user?
p210efsw057 Can I share my saved submission files with others?

p220efs190 Can a paralegal obtain a digital certificate?
p220efs192 Can three or more attorneys share a digital certificate?
p220efs196 Can I file a document signed by a different attorney than the one who hold’s the digital certificate?
p220efs201 Can an attorney have more than one digital certificate?
p220efs222 How do I share my digital certificate?
p220efs224 What is the maximum number of users that can use one digital certificate?
p220efs293 Can paralegals and others who are not digital certificate holders file patent applications on behalf of the certificate holder using EFS-Web?
p220efs327 Can I file via EFS-Web as an unregistered user and later become registered and have the benefits of registered at that point?
p220efs328 Can unregistered filers file follow-on documents (e.g. responses or amendments) to Office Actions?
p220efs341 Who do I contact for help with filing a reissue using EFS-Web?

p220efs341 Who do I contact for help with filing a reissue using EFS-Web?

p320efs342 Why do I receive a warning about registration status?
p340efsw018 When trying to sign on as a Registered User, what should I do if I click on ‘Browse’ to locate my .epf file and nothing happens?
p345efsw039 I've submitted my application via EFS-Web, however, I did not receive an acknowledgement receipt. What should I do?
p353efsw041 What happens if I get disconnected or my system goes down during submission?

p227efs083 How do I obtain my confirmation number when submitting a PCT Application?
p483efs079 Where can I fax the RO/101 Annex form?
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p120efsw014 Is USPTO Direct a supported software?

p127efsw069 Is ABX/ePAVE still available to use?
p127efsw036 How long does it take to submit an application via EFS-Web?
p127efsw043 How long will it take to be able to view documents I’ve submitted electronically in Private PAIR?
p127efs080 Why can't I view a newly filed PCT application in Private PAIR?

p220efs115 Will my digital certficate expire?
p220efs186 How long after submitting an application for a customer number can I expect to receive a customer number? How will it be communicated?
p220efs259 Will I always get a filing date and application number for new applications?
p220efsw056 How many applications may I save at a time?
p240efsw055 Can I resave my application and extend my save time?

p227efsw040 Will the electronic time and date stamp reflect the time zone I file in when filing a new application through EFS-Web?
p227efsw053 How long can I save a submission?
p227efs083 How do I obtain my confirmation number when submitting a PCT Application?
p227efs084 When will the examiner know that an application with an auto-granted petition has been granted "special" status?
p227efs088 If an application is completed via EFS-Web on a Sunday, will it receive a filing date as of that Sunday? What happens in the event of a national holiday?
p227efs090 Is there a way to find out online when an action has been taken on my application by the USPTO?
p227efs091 Is there a certificate of transmission to reflect submitting through EFS-Web?
p227efs199 How long after applying does it take to receive a digital certificate?

p260efsw038 What proof will I have that the USPTO has received my submission?

p340efsw017 How long is the period of inactivity before users will automatically timeout?

p345efsw039 I've submitted my application via EFS-Web, however, I did not receive an acknowledgement receipt. What should I do?

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p120efs093What qualifications do I need to become a registered user?
p120efs301May a USPTO PKI certificate be used by an employee of the certificate holder if the employee is a US citizen and is located within the US, but is not co-located with the certificate holder (i.e., is located in another state)?
p120efs302May the "designated employee" in the United States Patent and Trademark Office Public Key Infrastructure Subscriber Agreement include a person who is not employed by a certificate holder's organization, such as a person who is employed by a third party with which the certificate holder's organization contracts for paralegal services?
p120efs326Can I delete attached documents prior to Upload & Validate?

p220efs115 Will my digital certficate expire?
p220efs118 Do I have to include a copy of the notice to file missing parts when electronically submitting the missing parts?
p220efs134 Does the specification need to be attached as having multiple parts?
p220efs135 Does EFS-Web fill in the correspondence address automatically from the customer number?
p220efs152 Is a statement required verifying that the computer readable format (CRF) and paper copy of a sequence listing are the same?
p220efs154 How do I file continuation, continuation-in-part (CIP), and divisional applications via EFS-Web?
p220efs175 Will I get an application number immediately when I file via EFS Web?
p220efs184 Do I have to separate the documents within a multi-doc PDF?
p220efs186 How long after submitting an application for a customer number can I expect to receive a customer number? How will it be communicated?
p220efs187 Can individual sections of a multi-doc be assembled in any order?
p220efs190 Can a paralegal obtain a digital certificate?
p220efs196 Can I file a document signed by a different attorney than the one who hold’s the digital certificate?
p220efs203 Can I submit a customer number upload spreadsheet via EFS-Web?
p220efs211 When e-filing, do I have to send hard copies of my filing to the USPTO?
p220efs222 How do I share my digital certificate?
p220efs224 What is the maximum number of users that can use one digital certificate?
p220efs272 What happens if the title entered into EFS-Web and the title on the ADS is different?
p220efs273 What happens if a name exceeds the field limit?
p220efs291 For a new application, if no inventor names are known, can the application be filed without naming any inventors?
p220efs292 What is a PKI certificate and how can I obtain one?
p220efs295 Are Continuations and Divisionals new or existing applications?
p220efs296 How will I receive the filing receipt for my application?
p220efs301 How do I determine the page ranges for each section of a multi-doc file?
p220efs302 Does EFS-Web provide an option to print my acknowledgement receipt?
p220efs327 Can I file via EFS-Web as an unregistered user and later become registered and have the benefits of registered at that point?
p220efs328 Can unregistered filers file follow-on documents (e.g. responses or amendments) to Office Actions?
p220efs338 Can I file "Continuation-in-Part" and "Continuation" applications electronically?
p220efs339 Can I send pictures of a prototype instead of submit drawings?

p227efsw040 Will the electronic time and date stamp reflect the time zone I file in when filing a new application through EFS-Web?
p227efs088 If an application is completed via EFS-Web on a Sunday, will it receive a filing date as of that Sunday? What happens in the event of a national holiday?
p227efs091 Is there a certificate of transmission to reflect submitting through EFS-Web?
p227efs199 How long after applying does it take to receive a digital certificate?
p227efs269 What proof will I have that the USPTO has received my submission?

p242efsw011 Do I need a customer number to file a patent application via EFS-Web?
p242efsw012 What is a PKI certificate and how can I obtain one?
p242efsw013 Do I need a new/different Digital Certificate for EFS-Web (users of old EFS or old Private PAIR)?
p242efsw060 Do you have any guidance on how to correctly use document codes?
p242efsw020 Can I submit files in formats other than PDF using EFS-Web?

p245efsw008 How are sequence listings submitted via EFS-Web?

p260efsw038 What proof will I have that the USPTO has received my submission?
p260efsw039 Can I email the electronic acknowledgement receipt?

p320efs230 Is there any built-in check to determine if all application parts needed for a filing date are provided and provide an alert if something is missing?

p420efs246 In which cases can the “Petition to Accept Unintentionally Delayed Payment of Maintenance Fee in an Expired Patent” form be used?
p420efs248 Will the “Petition Grant” letter be available in PAIR for the auto-granted petitions?
p420efs249 Can the “Petition to Accept Unintentionally Delayed Payment of Maintenance Fee in an Expired Patent” form be used just to change entity status?
p420efs303 How do I pay fees for a follow-on submission if I do not have any files to attach?

p520efs236 Can I use my customer number for my PCT correspondence address?
p520efs315 Am I able to use the "multiple document" option when filing a PCT?
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p120efs106 Can we file a provisional or utility patent application with color drawings via EFS-Web?
p120efs150 How would I print a copy of the application to provide to a reviewer before filing?
p120efs183 Can I print out specific web pages during e-filing?
p120efs220 How do I embed fonts?
p120efs288 How can I convert my PDF file to an image-based PDF file?

p220efs096 If I file a Notice of Appeal via EFS -Web, do I need to upload a form/document, or is just paying the fee sufficient?
p220efs103 Do I have to file a signed transmittal form with each submission?
p220efs116 Do Application Data Sheet (ADS) forms without non-publication requests have to be signed?
p220efs128 How do I index the document indicating change of entity status?
p220efs152 Is a statement required verifying that the computer readable format (CRF) and paper copy of a sequence listing are the same?
p220efs154 How do I file continuation, continuation-in-part (CIP), and divisional applications via EFS-Web?
p220efs157 Does the pre-grant publication submission allow me to publish before 18 months?
p220efs164 Can inventor declarations be filed with electronic signatures?
p220efs177 How can I file a sequence listing?
p220efs178 Can I file through EFS-Web a response to "Notice to Comply" regarding sequence listings not filed in CRF format with original filing?
p220efs184 Do I have to separate the documents within a multi-doc PDF?
p220efs187 Can individual sections of a multi-doc be assembled in any order?
p220efs188 Do amendments have to be uploaded as a multi-doc?
p220efs192 Can three or more attorneys share a digital certificate?
p220efs204 Can a Notice of Appeal be filed via EFS-Web?
p220efs219 Can you erase a submission after it has been finally submitted?
p220efs221 How do I submit references cited in an Information Disclosure Statement?
p220efs234 If I file a continuation, can I upload a declaration from the parent case that is already in PAIR?
p220efs243 Can I file an amendment along with my PG Pub submission?
p220efs247 If I cannot e-file a Petition to Accept Unintentionally Delayed Payment of Maintenance Fee in an Expired Patent (37 CFR 1.378(c), what other method of filing the petition is available?
p220efs254 What is displayed on the fee screen when submitting PG-Pubs that has no fees associated to it?
p220efs273 What happens if a name exceeds the field limit?
p220efs281 If individuals only have one name, how do they decide if it is the first or last name?
p220efs283 Can I file an Accelerated Examination (AE) for a Design application?
p220efs284 How should I file electronically and specify more than one inventor?
p220efs289 How can a Registered user upload pending applications and have another user review and submit?
p220efs295 Are Continuations and Divisionals new or existing applications?
p220efs301 How do I determine the page ranges for each section of a multi-doc file?
p220efs302 Does EFS-Web provide an option to print my acknowledgement receipt?
p220efs330 Can I file assignments online?
p220efs331 What do I need to do to request that the USPTO electronically obtain a free copy of my JPO priority application through the priority document exchange program (PDX)?
p220efs336 When in EFS-Web, how do I get to fillable forms in order to complete and attach to my application?
p220efs338 Can I file "Continuation-in-Part" and "Continuation" applications electronically?
p220efs339 Can I send pictures of a prototype instead of submit drawings?
p220efs340 What is the process for completing a fillable form?

p227efs090 Is there a way to find out online when an action has been taken on my application by the USPTO?

p240efsw004 Once I file an application with EFS-Web, do I also have to file subsequent documents with EFS-Web? If I originally filed by paper, can I use EFS-Web to submit follow-on documents?
p240efsw005 Can Assignments be filed via EFS-Web?
p242efsw032 The first named inventor in my application has only one name. What should I do?
p242efsw033 How should you file electronically and specify more than one inventor?
p242efs586 Is it acceptable to file references in CD form instead of paper copy?
p242efs594 May I file a new application without an oath or declaration and pay the surcharge under 37 CFR 1.16(f) at that time?

p245efs601 How do I file a combined Declaration and Power of Attorney?

p320efs149 How can misindexing a document affect my submission through EFS-Web?
p320efs277 Once a PDF file is attached, can I make changes to it?

p420efs153 Am I able to pay fees for multiple advanced copies of the patent?
p420efs298 Will EFS-Web automatically recognize when an application exceeds 100 pages and calculate fees properly?
p420efs337 In the "Calculate Fee Screen" of EFS-Web, is there an option for "Small Entity Status" to reduce the fees applied?
p420efs342 How do I establish a Deposit Account?

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p540efsw006 Can EFS-Web be used to file PCT applications?
p120efs073 Can I use PCT-SAFE in its full operational mode to prepare my entire international application in electronic form and to file it via secure on-line transmission with the United States Receiving Office (RO/US)?
p120efs086 How do I get PCT-SAFE?
p127efs080 Why can't I view a newly filed PCT application in Private PAIR?

p220efs075 Are s-signatures accepted for international applications or related papers filed with the USPTO in its capacity as a receiving Office (RO), international searching authority (ISA) or international preliminary examining authority (IPEA)?
p220efs084 What are the required documents for a PCT application?
p227efs083 How do I obtain my confirmation number when submitting a PCT Application?

p242efs071 What Document Descriptions should be used for the PCT Request and fee calculation sheet?
p245efs076 How do I submit a signed copy of my Request form when I electronically file my International Application in the US Receiving Office using the PCT-EASY mode of PCT-SAFE and EFS-Web?
p245efs074 Since I am submitting the PCT-EASY .zip file to EFS-Web, do I still need to provide a copy of the Request, fee calculation sheet and abstract in PDF format?

p420efs087 If I file a PCT application with RO/US, and if I provide the Request as a PDF, how does the bibliographic information get into the computer systems? Will it be manually entered by USPTO personnel?
p420efs094 Is there a checkbox to get the discounted filing fee when filing a PCT Application as a *.PDF?
p420efs314 What will be done with the Fee Sheet in a PCT Application considering the fees will be deducted from my deposit account during the filing process?

p480efs072 Are there fee reductions for using EFS-Web to file a PCT Application?
p480efs081 What are the fees needed for filing an international application under the PCT?
p481efs078 How do I pay the fee for preparation of the certified copy of the priority document by the RO/US in my PCT application?
p483efs079 Where can I fax the RO/101 Annex form?

p520efs095 When uploading PDFs for a PCT, do the specification, claims, and drawings all have to be loaded individually or can they be put into one file?
p520efs097 Can I file a request for a foreign filing license via EFS-Web?
p520efs133 Must I attach the Power of Attorney document as part of the PCT Application?
p520efs142 What will be done with the fee sheet in a PCT-Easy zip file when I pay the fees online?
p520efs144 How do I pay for a PCT submission?
p520efs147 If I am using PCT-SAFE for EFS-Web Filing, what happens to the additional files that PCT-SAFE generates?
p520efs171 Can I file a follow-on document for a PCT Application?
p520efs174 If I use a PCT-SAFE zip file which includes the fee information, what do I do when I get to the EFS-Web fee screen?
p520efs237 If I file a PCT application through EFS-Web, will I get an International Application Number as I do a serial number for US applications?
p520efs310 Can I use PCT-SAFE (not in PCT-EASY mode) for filing PCT applications via EFS-Web?
p520efs318 How do I create a zip file for a PCT application?
p520efs319 By using EFS-Web to file a PCT application, will the application (still) have to be submitted in paper to the USPTO, or is an electronic version all that is required?
p520efs320 Can I file a PCT via EFS-Web using EPO as the searching authority?
p520efs321 Do I need a new customer number for filing a PCT application?
p520efs322 If the PCT is not associated to a Customer Number at the time of filing, how can it be done later?
p520efs332 If I do not pay the PCT fees at the time of filing of my application, can I pay the fees through EFS-Web later?
p520efs345 Is it required to use PCT-SAFE when filing a new PCT application?

p542efs110 What is the required page size for PCT applications filed via EFS in PDF format?
p542efs167 Are PCT documents indexed in the same manner as US documents?
p545efs603 When I file a 371 application and attach an international search report (ISAR) through EFS-Web, should we designate the ISR as"documents submitted with 371 application?"
p545efs104 Am I able to use the “multiple document” option when filing a PCT?
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p120efs126 Can I save a PDF Fillable Form?
p220efs092 Are Divisional and Continuation Patent Applications only designated on the Application Data Sheet (ADS)? Will this appear on the acknowledgment receipt?
p220efs100 What happens if I do not submit a provisional cover sheet when filing my provisional patent application?
p220efs117 Why can't I fill in the fields for Docket Number, Application Number, and Title on the PDF Fillable form SB14?
p220efs184 Do I have to separate the documents within a multi-doc PDF?
p220efs228 What file format should I use to submit a declaration via EFS-Web?
p220efs334 Will the fillable form adjust font size for long names and/or titles?
p220efs336 When in EFS-Web, how do I get to fillable forms in order to complete and attach to my application?
p220efs340 What is the process for completing a fillable form?

p242efsw061 What are the rules for naming PDF files for submission?
p242efsw030 I am having trouble embedding the fonts on a non-fillable USPTO form. How can I submit these documents using EFS-Web?
p242efs588 For provisional applications, should the Application Data Sheet (ADS) or Provisional Cover Sheet could be used?
p242efsw035 I want to include an Information Disclosure Statement (IDS) and/or Application Data Sheet (ADS) with my new application, but the IDS or ADS form indicates that I should enter an application number. What should I do?
p242efs587 Do we have to use transmittals for new applications or amendments?
p242efsw05 Do I have to attach a specification for a new utility submission?

p245efsw007 Do I need to include a cover sheet when filing a Provisional Application via EFS-Web?
p245efs040 Is it better to submit just one multi-doc PDF file or to submit separate PDF files?
p255efs585 If I e-file an amendment and do not break up the documents, would it be accepted?

expand list INDEXING
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p120efs160 Can indexing be automated?

p220efs128 How do I index the document indicating change of entity status?
p220efs141 If I were to submit a courtesy copy of a postcard receipt or a previously filed document (e.g., an IDS) to the Examiner, what should the document description be in the pull-down menu?
p220efs204 Can a Notice of Appeal be filed via EFS-Web?
p220efs217 How do I index drawings?
p220efs221 How do I submit references cited in an Information Disclosure Statement?
p220efs232 How should I index a utility transmittal with an initial application filing?
p220efs242 How do I index transmittal letters for follow-on submission?
p220efs244 What is the proper category/document description for the Authorization to Act in a Representative Capacity Form SB 84?
p220efs258 How do I index Transmittal Letters for follow-on submissions?
p220efs326 How do I index a combined "Oath and Power of Attorney"?
p220efs343 How do I index the Statement Under 3.73(b)?
p220efs344 When I index an amendment, how do I index the first page and correspondence and fees page?

p242efsw060 Do you have any guidance on how to correctly use document codes?
p245efs590 How do I index a 132 or 131 declaration?
p245efs592 How should I index a Preliminary Amendment that is filed with an RCE? Would I multi-document index the preliminary amendment as Amendment, claims, remarks?
p245efs602 What is the proper way to index Powers of Attorney?
p255efs593 If I file an Amendment and have to attach a marked-up specification and a clean version, how do I index the specifications?

p320efs149 How can misindexing a document affect my submission through EFS-Web?
p320efs161 What is an "indexing mistake?"
p320efs223 What happens if I forget to index a document?
p320efs341 Does making a document indexing error affect a legal filing date in any way?

p520efs097 Can I file a request for a foreign filing license via EFS-Web?
p520efs315 Am I able to use the "multiple document" option when filing a PCT?
p545efs603 When I file a 371 application and attach an international search report (IRS) through EFS-Web, should we designate the ISR as"documents submitted with 371 application?"
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p120efs111 Where are the fillable forms located on the USPTO website?
p120efs112 What is the advantage of using the USPTO Fillable Forms?
p120efs271 What is the average file size of a PDF file?

p220efs116 Do Application Data Sheet (ADS) forms without non-publication requests have to be signed?
p220efs117 Why can't I fill in the fields for Docket Number, Application Number, and Title on the PDF Fillable form SB14?
p220efs123 Are the fillable forms required to submit an Information Disclosure Statement (IDS), a Request for a Continued Examination (RCE), and an Application Data Sheet (ADS)?
p220efs124 Are supplemental ADS forms filed by EFS-Web exempt from the rule that requires supplemental ADS forms to be marked up to show new matter and deleted matter?
p220efs135 Does EFS-Web fill in the correspondence address automatically from the customer number?
p220efs163 If I check the box for non-publication on the Application Data Sheet (ADS) do I also need to file the corresponding request form PTO/SB/35?
p220efs197 Is a “Certificate of Transmission” on EFS-Web the equivalent of a “Certificate of Mailing” when paper filing?
p220efs214 Can I file a Provisional Application for Patent Cover Sheet via EFS-Web?
p220efs218 Does the acknowledgment receipt show all of the inventors if there are multiple inventors?
p220efs221 How do I submit references cited in an Information Disclosure Statement?
p220efs276 What are the differences between the out-of-the-box Adobe PDF job options file and the USPTO provided job options file?
p220efs301 How do I determine the page ranges for each section of a multi-doc file?

p242efsw019 Do I need to download USPTO software onto my computer to use EFS-Web?
p242efsw027 What software do I need to use USPTO’s fillable PDF forms?
p242efsw021 What types of PDF creation software can I use to produce the PDF files that will be accepted by the USPTO?
p242efsw020 Can I submit files in formats other than PDF using EFS-Web?
p242efs586 Is it acceptable to file references in CD form instead of paper copy?
p245efsw008 How are sequence listings submitted via EFS-Web?

p520efs315 Am I able to use the "multiple document" option when filing a PCT?
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p120efs194 What is auto-loading?
p120efsw034 What is the application subject matter in the PDF fillable form Application Data Sheet (ADS)?

p220efs092 Are Divisional and Continuation Patent Applications only designated on the Application Data Sheet (ADS)? Will this appear on the acknowledgment receipt?
p220efs096 If I file a Notice of Appeal via EFS -Web, do I need to upload a form/document, or is just paying the fee sufficient?
p220efs100 What happens if I do not submit a provisional cover sheet when filing my provisional patent application?
p220efs101 Does the Application Data Sheet (ADS) meet the requirement for a provisional cover sheet?
p220efs119 If I have problems with completing a USPTO Fillable Form, what are my options?
p220efs146 If we submit an an application on day one including a specfication with handwritten notes on it, can the specification with handwritten notes be removed from PAIR, and can we prevent the specification with the handwritten notes from being published?
p220efs156 Because affidavits (1.131) are routinely notarized, will the USPTO accept a PDF file of an affidavit?
p220efs165 What is the required page size for attached PDF files?
p220efs173 Do I still need to use the transmittal forms available on the USPTO website even though I am e-filing?
p220efs188 Do amendments have to be uploaded as a multi-doc?
p220efs191 Will sequence listings filed in text format be accepted as the computer readable form of the sequence listing?
p220efs193 Is an Application Data Sheet (ADS) required when submitting a new utility application?
p220efs197 Is a “Certificate of Transmission” on EFS-Web the equivalent of a “Certificate of Mailing” when paper filing?
p220efs213 What happens if I file documents that have colored text?
p220efs215 Can I file certified copies of priority documents via EFS-Web?
p220efs228 What file format should I use to submit a declaration via EFS-Web?
p220efs229 What file format should I use to submit a Power of Attorney document via EFS-Web?
p220efs239 Do I need to submit a petition along with my application if I submit color drawings or photographs with my design application?
p220efs247 If I cannot e-file a Petition to Accept Unintentionally Delayed Payment of Maintenance Fee in an Expired Patent (37 CFR 1.378(c), what other method of filing the petition is available?
p220efs252 May applicants use their own ADS form or scan the USPTO fillable one when submitting PG-Pubs?
p220efs253 Why do applicants have to use the USPTO e-fillable ADS form when submitting PG-Pubs?
p220efs256 Is the data in my Request for Continued Examination (RCE) form auto-loaded?
p220efs257 Is the data in my Accelerated Examiniation (AE) petition form auto-loaded?
p220efs274 What does the "Validate PDF" function check for?
p220efs275 What documents must be filed as multi-doc PDF files?
p220efs278 In a multi-doc PDF, if I mis-number sections, will the validate check be able to distinguish the individual sections of my PDF?
p220efs281 If individuals only have one name, how do they decide if it is the first or last name?
p220efs335 When a MS Word document is converted to PDF, is there any metadata in the PDF that becomes part of the official file wrapper?

p227efs084 When will the examiner know that an application with an auto-granted petition has been granted "special" status?
p227efs085 If a petition to make special is auto-granted, will it expedite the processing of the application?

p240efsw004 Once I file an application with EFS-Web, do I also have to file subsequent documents with EFS-Web? If I originally filed by paper, can I use EFS-Web to submit follow-on documents?
p242efs588 For provisional applications, should the Application Data Sheet (ADS) or Provisional Cover Sheet could be used?
p242efs587 Do we have to use transmittals for new applications or amendments?
p242efsw035 I want to include an Information Disclosure Statement (IDS) and/or Application Data Sheet (ADS) with my new application, but the IDS or ADS form indicates that I should enter an application number. What should I do?
p242efsw059 Do I have to attach a specification for a new utility submission?
p242efsw032 The first named inventor in my application has only one name. What should I do?
p242efsw033 How should you file electronically and specify more than one inventor?

p245efsw007 Do I need to include a cover sheet when filing a Provisional Application via EFS-Web?
p245efs601 How do I file a combined Declaration and Power of Attorney?
p255efs585 If I e-file an amendment and do not break up the documents, would it be accepted?
p255efs593 If I file an Amendment and have to attach a marked-up specification and a clean version, how do I index the specifications?

p320efs227 Will I receive a warning prior to submission if the file size is approaching or exceeds the 25 MB limit?
p320efs331 If I am missing a document, will EFS-Web alert me of an error?

p481efsw046 Should I attach the Credit Card Authorization form (SB2038) using EFS-Web?
p481efsw047 When filing an authorization to charge fees to a deposit account via EFS-WEB, is a duplicate copy of the form required?
p481efsw048 When paying an Issue Fee online via EFS-Web, do I need to attach a PDF of the Issue Fee Transmittal Form (PTOL-85B)?
p520efs237 If I file a PCT application through EFS-Web, will I get an International Application Number as I do a serial number for US applications?
p520efs133 Must I attach the Power of Attorney document as part of the PCT Application?
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p120efs003 Do any of the PDF Fillable Forms need to be “printed” in Acrobat with the “USPTO embedded fonts” properties activated in order to avoid errors?
p120efs126 Can I save a PDF Fillable Form?
p120efs150 How would I print a copy of the application to provide to a reviewer before filing?
p120efs183 Can I print out specific web pages during e-filing?
p120efs194 What is auto-loading?
p120efs220 How do I embed fonts?
p120efs287 How do I ensure that my PDF does not have reliances on external files?
p120efs288 How can I convert my PDF file to an image-based PDF file?
p120efs323 When reviewing the uploaded text file sequence listing, it does not have returns, all the characters run together. Is it supposed to look that way?
p120efs325 What is an embedded font?

p220efs135 Does EFS-Web fill in the correspondence address automatically from the customer number?
p220efs191 Will sequence listings filed in text format be accepted as the computer readable form of the sequence listing?
p220efs256 Is the data in my Request for Continued Examination (RCE) form auto-loaded?
p220efs270 What is the difference between a text-based and an image-based PDF file?
p220efs276 What are the differences between the out-of-the-box Adobe PDF job options file and the USPTO provided job options file?
p220efs334 Will the fillable form adjust font size for long names and/or titles?
p220efs335 When a MS Word document is converted to PDF, is there any metadata in the PDF that becomes part of the official file wrapper?

p230efs082 Why are the fillable forms I have always used (i.e. ADS) giving me error messages now?

p242efsw025 Where can I find the latest versions of USPTO fillable forms?
p242efsw024 What is a form fillable PDF?
p242efsw026 Can I use my own PDF forms?
p242efsw061 What are the rules for naming PDF files for submission?

p242efs390 Can I use bookmarking, commenting, compression and layers in PDF files?
p242efsw022 Is there a size limit for the PDF files submitted using EFS-Web?
p242efsw023 What is a multi-doc PDF?
p245efs040 Is it better to submit just one multi-doc PDF file or to submit separate PDF files?

p242efsw028 Is it still a requirement to use Lucinda Sans Unicode?
p242efsw029 Can I submit PDF files using Grayscale text?
p242efsw030 I am having trouble embedding the fonts on a non-fillable USPTO form. How can I submit these documents using EFS-Web?

p320efs277 Once a PDF file is attached, can I make changes to it?
p320efsw064 Will my USPTO Fillable Form automatically load my data if I use special characters?

p340efsw051 My attached PDF file returned a validation error. What do I do?
p342efsw065 Can I enter special keyboard characters into the Bibliographic Data portion of the EFS-Web screens (Application Data tab)?

expand list PATENT COOPERATION TREATY
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p120efs073 Can I use PCT-SAFE in its full operational mode to prepare my entire international application in electronic form and to file it via secure on-line transmission with the United States Receiving Office (RO/US)?
p220efs075 Are s-signatures accepted for international applications or related papers filed with the USPTO in its capacity as a receiving Office (RO), international searching authority (ISA) or international preliminary examining authority (IPEA)?

p220efs084 What are the required documents for a PCT application?

p520efs095 When uploading PDFs for a PCT, do the specification, claims, and drawings all have to be loaded individually or can they be put into one file?
p520efs097 Can I file a request for a foreign filing license via EFS-Web?
p520efs129 Do we still need to submit a PCT Transmittal form with a new PCT filing?
p520efs133 Must I attach the Power of Attorney document as part of the PCT Application?
p420efs087 If I file a PCT application with RO/US, and if I provide the Request as a PDF, how does the bibliographic information get into the computer systems? Will it be manually entered by USPTO personnel?
p520efs147 If I am using PCT-SAFE for EFS-Web Filing, what happens to the additional files that PCT-SAFE generates?
p520efs148 When filing a PCT application with the U.S. designated, what should be entered under the "Applicant" section of EFS-Web?
p520efs310 Can I use PCT-SAFE (not in PCT-EASY mode) for filing PCT applications via EFS-Web?
p520efs312 Do we still need to submit a PCT Transmittal form with a new PCT filing?
p520efs318 How do I create a zip file for a PCT application?
p520efs319 By using EFS-Web to file a PCT application, will the application (still) have to be submitted in paper to the USPTO, or is an electronic version all that is required?
p520efs320 Can I file a PCT via EFS-Web using EPO as the searching authority?
p520efs345 Is it required to use PCT-SAFE when filing a new PCT application?
p520efs316 Is the PCT fee calculation sheet required when using PCT-SAFE in PCT-EASY mode?
p520efs142 What will be done with the fee sheet in a PCT-Easy zip file when I pay the fees online?
p542efs110 What is the required page size for PCT applications filed via EFS in PDF format?

p242efs071 What Document Descriptions should be used for the PCT Request and fee calculation sheet?

p420efs094 Is there a checkbox to get the discounted filing fee when filing a PCT Application as a *.PDF?
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expand list BASICS
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p110efsw010 Who can file documents using EFS-Web?
p110efsw015 Can paralegals and others who are not digital certificate holders file patent applications on behalf of the certificate holder using EFS-Web?
p120efs093 What qualifications do I need to become a registered user?
p120efs301May a USPTO PKI certificate be used by an employee of the certificate holder if the employee is a US citizen and is located within the US, but is not co-located with the certificate holder (i.e., is located in another state)?
p120efs302May the "designated employee" in the United States Patent and Trademark Office Public Key Infrastructure Subscriber Agreement include a person who is not employed by a certificate holder's organization, such as a person who is employed by a third party with which the certificate holder's organization contracts for paralegal services?

p220efs115 Will my digital certficate expire?
p220efs116 Do Application Data Sheet (ADS) forms without non-publication requests have to be signed?
p220efs118 Do I have to include a copy of the notice to file missing parts when electronically submitting the missing parts?
p220efs123 Are the fillable forms required to submit an Information Disclosure Statement (IDS), a Request for a Continued Examination (RCE), and an Application Data Sheet (ADS)?
p220efs124 Are supplemental ADS forms filed by EFS-Web exempt from the rule that requires supplemental ADS forms to be marked up to show new matter and deleted matter?
p220efs131 Can I use EFS-Web to file a utility (nonprovisional) application when I have already submitted the invention in a provisional patent application (which I desire to keep) by submitting an amendment to the provisional patent application?
p220efs134 Does the specification need to be attached as having multiple parts?
p220efs151 Does one .txt file for a sequence listing satisfy the computer readable format (CRF) and paper copy?
p220efs164 Can inventor declarations be filed with electronic signatures?
p220efs166 May I submit color drawings?
p220efs168 Is there a page limit for EFS-Web submissions?
p220efs179 Is there a MB limit relative to sequence listings?
p220efs184 Do I have to separate the documents within a multi-doc PDF?
p220efs192 Can three or more attorneys share a digital certificate?
p220efs197 Is a “Certificate of Transmission” on EFS-Web the equivalent of a “Certificate of Mailing” when paper filing?
p220efs201 Can an attorney have more than one digital certificate?
p220efs202 Do digital certificates travel with the attorney/agent from job to job?
p220efs203 Can I submit a customer number upload spreadsheet via EFS-Web?
p220efs209 What types of applications must be submitted through EFS-Web?
p220efs210 Is the digital certificate for EFS-Web the same one that I would use for Private PAIR?
p220efs211 When e-filing, do I have to send hard copies of my filing to the USPTO?
p220efs213 What happens if I file documents that have colored text?
p220efs214 Can I file a Provisional Application for Patent Cover Sheet via EFS-Web?
p220efs215 Can I file certified copies of priority documents via EFS-Web?
p220efs228 What file format should I use to submit a declaration via EFS-Web?
p220efs234 If I file a continuation, can I upload a declaration from the parent case that is already in PAIR?
p220efs239 Do I need to submit a petition along with my application if I submit color drawings or photographs with my design application?
p220efs243 Can I file an amendment along with my PG Pub submission?
p220efs265 Will EFS-Web accept an unlicensed embedded font?
p220efs273 What happens if a name exceeds the field limit?
p220efs292 What is a PKI certificate and how can I obtain one?
p220efs293 Can paralegals and others who are not digital certificate holders file patent applications on behalf of the certificate holder using EFS-Web?
p220efs295 Are Continuations and Divisionals new or existing applications?
p220efs307 Do I have to be a U.S. Citizen to participate in the Accelerated Examination (AE) program?
p220efs309 Why is Accelerated Examination (AE) restricted to e-filing only?
p220efs339 Can I send pictures of a prototype instead of submit drawings?
p420efs246 In which cases can the “Petition to Accept Unintentionally Delayed Payment of Maintenance Fee in an Expired Patent” form be used?
p420efs249 Can the “Petition to Accept Unintentionally Delayed Payment of Maintenance Fee in an Expired Patent” form be used just to change entity status?
p520efs226 Can I file using EFS-Web from a foreign country?
p220efs196 Can I file a document signed by a different attorney than the one who hold’s the digital certificate?
p220efs222 How do I share my digital certificate?
p220efs224 What is the maximum number of users that can use one digital certificate?
p220efs328 Can unregistered filers file follow-on documents (e.g. responses or amendments) to Office Actions?

p242efsw019 Do I need to download USPTO software onto my computer to use EFS-Web?
p242efsw011 Do I need a customer number to file a patent application via EFS-Web?
p242efsw012 What is a PKI certificate and how can I obtain one?
p242efsw013 Do I need a new/different Digital Certificate for EFS-Web (users of old EFS or old Private PAIR)?
p242efsw016 What are the signature requirements for filing using EFS-Web?
expand list SOFTWARE
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p120efs003 Do any of the PDF Fillable Forms need to be “printed” in Acrobat with the “USPTO embedded fonts” properties activated in order to avoid errors?
p120efs111 Where are the fillable forms located on the USPTO website?
p120efs112 What is the advantage of using the USPTO Fillable Forms?
p120efs194 What is auto-loading?

p220efs116 Do Application Data Sheet (ADS) forms without non-publication requests have to be signed?
p220efs117 Why can't I fill in the fields for Docket Number, Application Number, and Title on the PDF Fillable form SB14?
p220efs119 If I have problems with completing a USPTO Fillable Form, what are my options?
p220efs123 Are the fillable forms required to submit an Information Disclosure Statement (IDS), a Request for a Continued Examination (RCE), and an Application Data Sheet (ADS)?
p220efs124 Are supplemental ADS forms filed by EFS-Web exempt from the rule that requires supplemental ADS forms to be marked up to show new matter and deleted matter?
p220efs165 What is the required page size for attached PDF files?
p220efs173 Do I still need to use the transmittal forms available on the USPTO website even though I am e-filing?
p220efs252 May applicants use their own ADS form or scan the USPTO fillable one when submitting PG-Pubs?
p220efs253 Why do applicants have to use the USPTO e-fillable ADS form when submitting PG-Pubs?
p220efs265 Will EFS-Web accept an unlicensed embedded font?
p220efs274 What does the "Validate PDF" function check for?

p242efsw020 Can I submit files in formats other than PDF using EFS-Web?
p242efsw021 What types of PDF creation software can I use to produce the PDF files that will be accepted by the USPTO?
p242efsw022 Is there a size limit for the PDF files submitted using EFS-Web?
p242efsw025 Where can I find the latest versions of USPTO fillable forms?
p242efsw026 Can I use my own PDF forms?
p242efsw027 What software do I need to use USPTO’s fillable PDF forms?
p242efsw028 Is it still a requirement to use Lucinda Sans Unicode?
p242efsw029 Can I submit PDF files using Grayscale text?
p242efsw059 Do I have to attach a specification for a new utility submission?
p242efsw060 Do you have any guidance on how to correctly use document codes?
p242efsw061 What are the rules for naming PDF files for submission?
expand list PROCESSING REQUIREMENTS
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p120efs106 Can we file a provisional or utility patent application with color drawings via EFS-Web?

p220efs096 If I file a Notice of Appeal via EFS -Web, do I need to upload a form/document, or is just paying the fee sufficient?
p220efs100 What happens if I do not submit a provisional cover sheet when filing my provisional patent application?
p220efs101 Does the Application Data Sheet (ADS) meet the requirement for a provisional cover sheet?
p220efs103 Do I have to file a signed transmittal form with each submission?
p220efs118 Do I have to include a copy of the notice to file missing parts when electronically submitting the missing parts?
p220efs131 Can I use EFS-Web to file a utility (nonprovisional) application when I have already submitted the invention in a provisional patent application (which I desire to keep) by submitting an amendment to the provisional patent application?
p220efs134 Does the specification need to be attached as having multiple parts?
p220efs151 Does one .txt file for a sequence listing satisfy the computer readable format (CRF) and paper copy?
p220efs152 Is a statement required verifying that the computer readable format (CRF) and paper copy of a sequence listing are the same?
p220efs156 Because affidavits (1.131) are routinely notarized, will the USPTO accept a PDF file of an affidavit?
p220efs157 Does the pre-grant publication submission allow me to publish before 18 months?
p220efs158 If you save a submission, can it be used again for a separate filing so that information does not have to be re-entered?
p220efs164 Can inventor declarations be filed with electronic signatures?
p220efs166 May I submit color drawings?
p220efs168 Is there a page limit for EFS-Web submissions?
p220efs173 Do I still need to use the transmittal forms available on the USPTO website even though I am e-filing?
p220efs179 Is there a MB limit relative to sequence listings?
p220efs181 Can I submit correspondence via EFS-Web if I receive a warning?
p220efs187 Can individual sections of a multi-doc be assembled in any order?
p220efs188 Do amendments have to be uploaded as a multi-doc?
p220efs193 Is an Application Data Sheet (ADS) required when submitting a new utility application?
p220efs197 Is a “Certificate of Transmission” on EFS-Web the equivalent of a “Certificate of Mailing” when paper filing?
p220efs209 What types of applications must be submitted through EFS-Web?
p220efs213 What happens if I file documents that have colored text?
p220efs215 Can I file certified copies of priority documents via EFS-Web?
p220efs228 What file format should I use to submit a declaration via EFS-Web?
p220efs234 If I file a continuation, can I upload a declaration from the parent case that is already in PAIR?
p220efs243 Can I file an amendment along with my PG Pub submission?
p220efs275 What documents must be filed as multi-doc PDF files?
p220efs331 What do I need to do to request that the USPTO electronically obtain a free copy of my JPO priority application through the priority document exchange program (PDX)?
p220efs332 What are the requirements for filing a Petition to Make Special Based on Age?

p230efs082 Why are the fillable forms I have always used (i.e. ADS) giving me error messages now?
p240efsw004 Once I file an application with EFS-Web, do I also have to file subsequent documents with EFS-Web? If I originally filed by paper, can I use EFS-Web to submit follow-on documents?

p242efs586 Is it acceptable to file references in CD form instead of paper copy?
p242efs587 Do we have to use transmittals for new applications or amendments?
p242efs588 For provisional applications, should the Application Data Sheet (ADS) or Provisional Cover Sheet could be used?
p242efs594 May I file a new application without an oath or declaration and pay the surcharge under 37 CFR 1.16(f) at that time?

p245efsw007 Do I need to include a cover sheet when filing a Provisional Application via EFS-Web?
p245efsw008 How are sequence listings submitted via EFS-Web?

p255efs585 If I e-file an amendment and do not break up the documents, would it be accepted?
p255efs593 If I file an Amendment and have to attach a marked-up specification and a clean version, how do I index the specifications?

p320efs227 Will I receive a warning prior to submission if the file size is approaching or exceeds the 25 MB limit?

p342efsw065 Can I enter special keyboard characters into the Bibliographic Data portion of the EFS-Web screens (Application Data tab)?

p420efs099 What happens when I file an application without paying fees?
p420efs102 When paying the extension of time fee online, do I need to attach the petition for extension of time?
p420efs329 I have a deposit account, but not a deposit account access code. Can I file an application online without the access code?

p445efs599 I was told that we do not need to file an "extension of time" when we pay the fee. Is this incorrect?
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p120efs073 Can I use PCT-SAFE in its full operational mode to prepare my entire international application in electronic form and to file it via secure on-line transmission with the United States Receiving Office (RO/US)?
p120efs086 How do I get PCT-SAFE?

p220efs075 Are s-signatures accepted for international applications or related papers filed with the USPTO in its capacity as a receiving Office (RO), international searching authority (ISA) or international preliminary examining authority (IPEA)?

p220efs084 What are the required documents for a PCT application?

p242efs071 What Document Descriptions should be used for the PCT Request and fee calculation sheet?

p245efs074 Since I am submitting the PCT-EASY .zip file to EFS-Web, do I still need to provide a copy of the Request, fee calculation sheet and abstract in PDF format?

p420efs087 If I file a PCT application with RO/US, and if I provide the Request as a PDF, how does the bibliographic information get into the computer systems? Will it be manually entered by USPTO personnel?


p520efs097 Can I file a request for a foreign filing license via EFS-Web?
p520efs127 Do we need to use the latest version of PCT-SAFE when filing PCT applications via EFS-Web?
p520efs129 Do we still need to submit a PCT Transmittal form with a new PCT filing?
p520efs142 What will be done with the fee sheet in a PCT-Easy zip file when I pay the fees online?
p520efs148 When filing a PCT application with the U.S. designated, what should be entered under the "Applicant" section of EFS-Web?
p520efs171 Can I file a follow-on document for a PCT Application?
p520efs208 Do I need a new customer number for filing a PCT application?
p520efs310 Can I use PCT-SAFE (not in PCT-EASY mode) for filing PCT applications via EFS-Web?
p520efs312 Do we still need to submit a PCT Transmittal form with a new PCT filing?
p520efs316 Is the PCT fee calculation sheet required when using PCT-SAFE in PCT-EASY mode?
p520efs318 How do I create a zip file for a PCT application?
p520efs319 By using EFS-Web to file a PCT application, will the application (still) have to be submitted in paper to the USPTO, or is an electronic version all that is required?
p520efs320 Can I file a PCT via EFS-Web using EPO as the searching authority?
p520efs321 Do I need a new customer number for filing a PCT application?
p520efs322 If the PCT is not associated to a Customer Number at the time of filing, how can it be done later?
p520efs345 Is it required to use PCT-SAFE when filing a new PCT application?

p545efs104 Am I able to use the “multiple document” option when filing a PCT?
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p220efs182 When online fee payment in EFS-Web is unavailable, how do I submit payment for fees?
p220efs183 How do I pay fees for a National Stage submission under 35 U.S.C. 371 when online payment in EFS-Web is unavailable?
p220efs184 What types of filings cannot be filed in EFS-Web if there is an online fee payment outage?
p220efs185 Do I have to prepare and save a PDF of the Fee Transmittal form since there is a fee page on EFS-Web?
p220efs254 What is displayed on the fee screen when submitting PG-Pubs that has no fees associated to it?

p420efs102 When paying the extension of time fee online, do I need to attach the petition for extension of time?
p420efs105 When filing a response to an office action in which the number of claims has changed, does EFS-Web allow me to account for fees already paid?
p420efs109 How do I pay later after submitting an application?
p420efs130 Can you pay maintenance fees online?
p420efs136 How many deposit accounts can be used per submission?
p420efs137 Do I have to re-type credit card information every time I pay a fee, or does EFS-Web cache credit card information?
p420efs140 If I pay fees online through EFS-Web, do I need to attach my own fee transmittal form?
p420efs145 If I miss a fee charge during electronic filing but have attached a transmittal authorizing payment of the actual fee, will the USPTO take the fee from the submitted transmittal form?
p420efs153 Am I able to pay fees for multiple advanced copies of the patent?
p420efs182 Can I use a check to pay for e-filing?
p420efs195 Does the USPTO accept Paypal or Google Checkout?
p420efs206 Can I pay via credit card on EFS-Web?
p420efs207 When filing an amendment after non-final rejection, where do I mention I want to pay for extra claims added through the submitted amendment?
p420efs212 Can I pay an issue fee via EFS-Web?
p420efs216 How do I pay for a terminal disclaimer?
p420efs245 If I pay through EFS-Web online and also attach a Fee Sheet will I be double charged?
p420efs261 Will I be able see the balance in my deposit account at the time of submission?
p420efs290 How are EFS-Web fees collected?
p420efs303 How do I pay fees for a follow-on submission if I do not have any files to attach?
p420efs306 Can I submit the PTO-2038 Credit Card Form via EFS-Web?
p420efs308 If using a deposit account without access to the account's password (e.g., filing a substititue 875 Fee worksheet with authorization to charge the deposit account), will this form of payment qualify as a same day payment of fees?
p420efs313 What fee codes do I use when filing a PCT application?
p420efs313 What fee codes do I use when filing a PCT application?
p420efs314 What will be done with the Fee Sheet in a PCT Application considering the fees will be deducted from my deposit account during the filing process?
p420efs324 What is "Desposit Account Access Code"? How do I access that information?
p420efs329 I have a deposit account, but not a deposit account access code. Can I file an application online without the access code?

p427efs155 Is it possible to get an actual receipt of funds transferred when paying by electronic funds transfer (EFT), or will the receipt only appear on the acknowledgment receipt?

p481efs078 How do I pay the fee for preparation of the certified copy of the priority document by the RO/US in my PCT application?
p481efsw044 Can I pay patent application fees online?
p481efsw046 Should I attach the Credit Card Authorization form (SB2038) using EFS-Web?
p481efsw047 When filing an authorization to charge fees to a deposit account via EFS-WEB, is a duplicate copy of the form required?
p481efsw048 When paying an Issue Fee online via EFS-Web, do I need to attach a PDF of the Issue Fee Transmittal Form (PTOL-85B)?
p481efsw049 Can a filer use more than one type of payment (i.e., pay with credit card and put over/under charges on deposit account)?

p483efs079 Where can I fax the RO/101 Annex form?

p520efs144 How do I pay for a PCT submission?
p520efs144 How do I pay for a PCT submission?
p520efs174 If I use a PCT-SAFE zip file which includes the fee information, what do I do when I get to the EFS-Web fee screen?
p520efs332 If I do not pay the PCT fees at the time of filing of my application, can I pay the fees through EFS-Web later?
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p220efs185 Do I have to prepare and save a PDF of the Fee Transmittal form since there is a fee page on EFS-Web?
p220efs254 What is displayed on the fee screen when submitting PG-Pubs that has no fees associated to it?

p242efs594 May I file a new application without an oath or declaration and pay the surcharge under 37 CFR 1.16(f) at that time?
p242efs071 What Document Descriptions should be used for the PCT Request and fee calculation sheet?

p245efs074 Since I am submitting the PCT-EASY .zip file to EFS-Web, do I still need to provide a copy of the Request, fee calculation sheet and abstract in PDF format?

p330efs098 What should I do if all information is submitted along with the credit card information and my screen freezes?

p420efs099 What happens when I file an application without paying fees?
p420efs105 When filing a response to an office action in which the number of claims has changed, does EFS-Web allow me to account for fees already paid?
p420efs139 Can I file on EFS-Web and select pay fees later and then pay by check?
p420efs139 Can I file on EFS-Web and select pay fees later and then pay by check?
p420efs143 Will a deposit account number show up in the public information?
p420efs145 If I miss a fee charge during electronic filing but have attached a transmittal authorizing payment of the actual fee, will the USPTO take the fee from the submitted transmittal form?
p420efs162 Are all fee codes payable online?
p420efs162 Are all fee codes payable online?
p420efs169 What should I do if I encounter a problem when attempting to pay fees via EFS-Web?
p420efs195 Does the USPTO accept Paypal or Google Checkout?
p420efs212 Can I pay an issue fee via EFS-Web?
p420efs238 Is there a refund of filing fees for petitions for Accelerated Examination (AE) that are denied?
p420efs245 If I pay through EFS-Web online and also attach a Fee Sheet will I be double charged?
p420efs261 Will I be able see the balance in my deposit account at the time of submission?
p420efs262 Will the application serial number show up on my credit card bill?
p420efs263 Will the fees automatically be updated on the system when fees increase?
p420efs263 Will the fees automatically be updated on the system when fees increase?
p420efs279 If I need to pay a fee, does the system tell me?
p420efs280 If payment fails, will I still have a receipt date?
p420efs290 How are EFS-Web fees collected?
p420efs298 Will EFS-Web automatically recognize when an application exceeds 100 pages and calculate fees properly?
p420efs298 Will EFS-Web automatically recognize when an application exceeds 100 pages and calculate fees properly?
p420efs303 How do I pay fees for a follow-on submission if I do not have any files to attach?
p420efs308 If using a deposit account without access to the account's password (e.g., filing a substititue 875 Fee worksheet with authorization to charge the deposit account), will this form of payment qualify as a same day payment of fees?
p420efs314 What will be done with the Fee Sheet in a PCT Application considering the fees will be deducted from my deposit account during the filing process?
p420efs324 What is "Desposit Account Access Code"? How do I access that information?
p420efs329 I have a deposit account, but not a deposit account access code. Can I file an application online without the access code?
p420efs337 In the "Calculate Fee Screen" of EFS-Web, is there an option for "Small Entity Status" to reduce the fees applied?
p420efs337 In the "Calculate Fee Screen" of EFS-Web, is there an option for "Small Entity Status" to reduce the fees applied?
p420efs342 How do I establish a Deposit Account?

p427efs155 Is it possible to get an actual receipt of funds transferred when paying by electronic funds transfer (EFT), or will the receipt only appear on the acknowledgment receipt?

p445efs599 I was told that we do not need to file an"extension of time" when we pay the fee. Is this incorrect?

p520efs142 What will be done with the fee sheet in a PCT-Easy zip file when I pay the fees online?
p520efs174 If I use a PCT-SAFE zip file which includes the fee information, what do I do when I get to the EFS-Web fee screen?
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p120efs107 How do I make a suggestion for an improvement of EFS-Web?
p120efs122 How do I obtain my lost digital certificate?
p120efs198 Can I do a test filing on EFS-Web?
p120efs220 How do I embed fonts?
p120efs323 When reviewing the uploaded text file sequence listing, it does not have returns, all the characters run together. Is it supposed to look that way?

p220efs119 If I have problems with completing a USPTO Fillable Form, what are my options?
p220efs181 Can I submit correspondence via EFS-Web if I receive a warning?

p227efs692 I mistakenly filed the incorrect drawings with my application and then later that same day filed a preliminary amendment adding new drawings and requesting the deletion of the incorrect drawings. Will the incorrect drawings be included in a certified copy of the application-as-filed?

p230efs082 Why are the fillable forms I have always used (i.e. ADS) giving me error messages now?

p240efsw058 I went back to a previous screen in EFS-Web, and made changes to my submission. Why did the information on the screen not update/save?

p242efsw030 I am having trouble embedding the fonts on a non-fillable USPTO form. How can I submit these documents using EFS-Web?

p320efsw037 Does EFS-Web have built-in safeguards that notify me if there’s a problem with the file?
p320efsw050 I’m getting validation errors, what do the colored triangles mean?
p320efsw062 My Acknowledgement Receipt for a follow-on submission includes garbled or incorrect What is the official copy?
p320efsw063 When trying to submit follow-on documents, why is my bibliographic data incorrect or unreadable where I had entered a special character in the initial filing through EFS-Web?
p320efsw070 What are the known problems of creating PDF files using ABXPDF?
p320efs113 If I file the wrong specification with a patent application, is there a way for me to address the problem on the same day?
p320efs159 If the system goes down, can electronically generated documents be printed and submitted via Express Mail?
p320efs223 What happens if I forget to index a document?
p320efs235 What happens if I accidentally press submit twice?
p320efs240 What does the "Authenticate User Bad Input" error message mean?
p320efs241 What does the "Authenticate User Error" message mean?

p330efs098 What should I do if all information is submitted along with the credit card information and my screen freezes?
p340efsw051 My attached PDF file returned a validation error. What do I do?
p340efsw052 May I submit with warning messages?
p340efsw017 How long is the period of inactivity before users will automatically timeout?
p340efsw018 When trying to sign on as a Registered User, what should I do if I click on ‘Browse’ to locate my .epf file and nothing happens?
p340efsw066 What should an applicant do if the application was mistakenly filed without a document or an item through EFS-Web?

p345efsw039 I've submitted my application via EFS-Web, however, I did not receive an acknowledgement receipt. What should I do?

p353efsw041 What happens if I get disconnected or my system goes down during submission?


p420efs169 What should I do if I encounter a problem when attempting to pay fees via EFS-Web?
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