How do I - display / download references?


Display References requires the user have a USPTO-issued Entrust/Direct Certificate and a valid Customer Number.


The "Display References" option appears in the Private PAIR drop-down list only when one or more electronic reference forms (PTO-892 and/or IDSdefinition in new window ) are available for download. Select this option to view a list of electronic reference forms, sorted by Mail Date. In the "Form Type" column, click the desired reference form link. The E-Patent Reference service will launch and retrieve a list of cited US references available for download in PDF format.

Note: Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.5.0_06 or higher and ADOBE READER 7.0.8 or higher (7.0.8 or higher recommended) are required to use E-Patent Reference.


USPTO FAQ - Questions and Answers (12DEC2006)