How to File a Patent Application Using EFS-Web plus Updates on Authentication Changes

The first half of the session will focus on filing your patent application using the Electronic Filing System-Web (EFS-Web) and managing your patent application online using Patent Application Information Retrieval (PAIR) system. The presentation will consist of an interactive tutorial, description of various assistance resources such as the Inventor’s Assistance Center (IAC), and the Patent Electronics Business Center (EBC).

The second half of the session covers authentication changes for EFS-Web and Private PAIR users that include a new, safer, and simpler log-in.  Learn about these changes at this virtual informational session hosted by the USPTO’s eCommerce Modernization team.  Experts will share information about the new account for authenticating into EFS-Web and Private PAIR.  Information presented at the session will include how to successfully migrate your account using an existing PKI certificate and how to use the sponsorship tool. The team will also give a brief overview of structured text features and updates to the new Patent Center.

You are welcome to attend the first or second half of the workshop or stay for the full session. The event is free and open to the public. Please register by December 13, 2018.

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Please note that the Silicon Valley USPTO is a federal facility. Attendees are required to present a valid form of government-issued identification (driver license or passport) and may be subject to screening to gain access.

This event is accessible to individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation, including captioning, sign language interpreting, or other, please email or call (408)918-9900.