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

  • e–Commerce e–Alert Modifications
  • New Computer–Based Training: EFS–Web Training
  • Accessing CBTs and Adobe® Connect Presentations: Install Adobe® Flash® Player 10

e–Commerce e–Alert Modifications

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is changing the e–Commerce e–Alert e–mail address in which you currently receive e–Commerce e–Alert Updates. Below are tips to ensure that you and your colleagues continue to receive the most up–to–date information on Patents e–Commerce.

  1. Add the e–mail address to your safe senders list to ensure that the message does not get trapped in a SPAM filter. Future e-Alerts will be sent from this address.
  2. All of our e–Commerce e–Alerts are archived on To view past editions of our e–Alerts, please visit
  3. If you know someone who would like to start receiving e–Alerts, please forward this e–Alert to them and direct them to the below site to sign up:

TThe USPTO strives to bring valuable information to patent filers through e-Commerce e-Alerts. If you have any suggestions for topics of future e-Alerts, please send an e-mail to

e–Commerce Updates

New Computer–Based Training: EFS–Web Training

The USPTO is pleased to announce the launch of a new free Computer–Based Training (CBT) “EFS–Web Training.”

The “EFS–Web Training” CBT is a 60–minute online training that includes an overview of PDFs, EFS–Web Fillable Forms, and indexing. Most importantly, you will see a demonstration of the EFS–Web system.

To view the “EFS–Web Training” CBT, please visit:

In order to view the CBTs, please ensure that you have installed Adobe® Flash® Player 10 (see below for more details).

Accessing CBTs and Adobe® Connect Presentations: Install Adobe® Flash® Player 10

USPTO customers should install the free Adobe® Flash® Player 10 or later to access USPTO’s Adobe® Presenter computer–based trainings (CBT) and Adobe® Acrobat® Connect™ presentations using Internet Explorer.

To upgrade your Internet Explorer Adobe® Flash® Player plug–in, 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 "”.
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