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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.

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