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This e-Alert contains detailed information on the following important subjects regarding USPTO e-Commerce:

  • New Financial Profile System Launched

  • Public PAIR Data Mining Webcast
  • USPTO at PIUG Annual Conference
  • Submitting PDFs in EFS-Web

New Financial Profile System Launched

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is excited to introduce the new Financial Profile system that provides customers with secure, fast, and convenient access to payment history information anytime over the USPTO Web site.

The Financial Profile (FP) system helps with reconciling your payment activities by providing detailed transaction information and reports for all fees paid to the USPTO. For more information, please visit:

e-Commerce Updates

Public PAIR Data Mining Webcast Tomorrow

A Public PAIR Data Mining Webcast will take place on April 30 at 3 p.m. (EST). This short presentation will address recent disruptions in Public PAIR caused by bulk downloading of data by the public, commonly referred to as "data mining."

To register for this free web event, please visit:

To learn more, please visit:

The USPTO is collecting feedback regarding Public PAIR data mining. Please send your comments and questions about data mining and the PAIR webcast to To help us better understand your needs, please include details about the types of PAIR data you need and how often you need to receive it.

Upcoming e-Commerce Events

USPTO at PIUG Annual Conference

Be sure to visit the USPTO booth at:

. May 18, 2008-May 21, 2008
Patent Information Users Group (PIUG) Annual Conference
Exhibiting with the Japan Patent Office and the European Patent Office
Arlington, VA

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Submitting PDFs in EFS-Web

All PDF documents submitted via EFS-Web must have a minimum resolution of 300 DPI and a white background. A lower resolution or a document with a color background may delay processing and publication of your application.

For more information on submitting images in EFS-Web, please visit:


If you have any specific questions about EFS-Web, PAIR, PKI, or any other component of our e-Commerce initiative, please contact the Patent Electronic Business Center (EBC) at 1-866-217-9197 (toll-free) or 1-571-272-4100 or send an e-mail to "”.

To receive regular e-mail updates from the USPTO on Patents e-Commerce and other e-Commerce related developments, please subscribe to the e-Commerce e-Alert using the following link: