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WARNING: If paying the issue fee (and any publication fee that is due), the Issue Fee(s) Transmittal form (Part B) of the Notice of Allowance and Fee(s) Due form (PTOL-85), or its equivalent, must also be submitted as a PDF attachment to this EFS-Web submission, or alternatively, separately submitted on the same day as this electronic payment:

1) via the US Postal Service using "Express Mail" under 37 CFR 1.10 or with a certificate of mailing under 37 CFR 1.8;

2) by facsimile with a certificate of transmission under 37 CFR 1.8 NOTE 01; or

3) by hand delivery. A complete response to the Notice of Allowance requires both payment of the required fee(s), and submission of this form, or its equivalent, as the form collects information for assignee, power of attorney and other data, which is necessary for inclusion of the information in the printed patent.

NOTE: In the situation where Part B of form PTOL-85 was returned, and then another form PTOL-85 is subsequently mailed, applicants are required to timely reply to the subsequently mailed form PTOL-85 by submitting a completed Part B of the form, or its equivalent.

NOTE 01: or by fax when it is received on the date of electronic payment.

 
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