Learn to use DOCX in your patent applications

Learn the advantages of filing your patent application using structured text (DOCX) during a free one-hour webinar. Experts from the USPTO will demonstrate how DOCX is an efficient way to file a patent application electronically. You’ll learn what structured text is, how you can use it to file nonprovisional utility applications, and the benefits it provides when you file.

Register via Survey Monkey for any of the following 2019 sessions (all times are ET):

  • Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 2–3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 11 a.m. to noon
  • Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 1–2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 2–3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 11 a.m. to noon
  • Wednesday, December 18, 2019, 2–3 p.m.

DOCX is a word processing file format based on open standards, including Extensible Markup Language (XML), and is supported by many popular word processing applications such as Microsoft Word, Google Docs, and LibreOffice. Because it is an open standard format, DOCX offers a safe and stable basis for authoring and processing intellectual property documents.

The ability to submit in DOCX format is currently available to registered users of EFS-Web and to limited beta users of the next generation filing system, Patent Center. Applicants have the ability to submit new nonprovisional utility applications in structured text by uploading and submitting the specification, claims, and abstract sections of the application in DOCX. In EFS-Web, the three sections must be separated into individual files; in Patent Center, a single DOCX file can contain all three sections.