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Form-Fillable PDFs Available

USPTO currently has the following Form-Fillable PDFs available that will provide auto-loading of data directly into USPTO databases:

SB08a  Information Disclosure Statement [PDF] (version 2.0.2, 02NOV2007)>> Instructions [DOC]
provides a means of listing all U.S. patents and U.S. publications, foreign patent documents and non-patent literature (NPL), submitted for consideration by USPTO in a non-provisional patent application

SB14   Application Data Sheet [PDF] (version 2.2.1, 23JUL2007) >> Instructions [DOC]
submitted in either provisional or non-provisional applications, and contains bibliographic data arranged in a format specified by USPTO

SB16   Provisional Application for Patent Cover Sheet [PDF] (EFS-Web version 1.0, APR 2007) >> Instructions [DOC]

SB28  Petition to Make Special Under Accelerated Examination Program [PDF] (version 2.2.1, 02NOV2007)
provides a means of filing a petition to make special, other than those based on health, age or the PPH pilot program. See Accelerated Examination for more information.

SB30   Request for Continued Examination (RCE) Transmittal [PDF] (version 2.0.2, 02NOV2007) >> Instructions [DOC]

SB66   Petition to Accept Unintentionally Delayed Payment of Maintenance Fee in an Expired Patent (37 CFR 1.378(c)) [3 pages] [PDF] (version 2.1, 27JAN2007)
Instructions[DOC]: Guidelines for Obtaining Automatic Grant of e-Petition Filed Under 37 CFR 1.378(c)

EFS Form-Fillable PDFs require Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0.8 or 7.0.9 ONLY. >> Download free Adobe Acrobat Reader 7+

EFS-Web utilizes standard web-based screens and prompts to enable you to submit a portable document format (PDF) document directly to the USPTO within minutes. A key component of EFS-Web is the use of PDF Form-Fillable documents, which are interactive forms with various field types and formatting options that auto-load field information directly in USPTO’s systems. PDF form-fillable files are portable; they may be circulated to various people in your office for completion prior to being submitted to the USPTO.

When used in conjunction with EFS-Web, PDF Form-Fillable documents can help the intellectual property community ease the filing and submission process and accelerate the processing of patent applications and documents in USPTO’s technology infrastructure for users.



Form-Fillable PDF’s from USPTO provide the following functionality:

Other Important Information

There are many other PDF forms on the USPTO web site but these do not save data. These legacy PDF forms can be filled out and submitted to USPTO using EFS-Web; however, the field information will not be automatically loaded onto USPTO systems.

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(requires Adobe 6 Professional to save files for submission)

If users create their own Form-Fillable PDFs, or modify USPTO Form-Fillable PDFs, the data will be accepted, however data in individual fields will not auto-load into USPTO systems.

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