On this page you can find additional resources to help you understand what Preissuance Submissions are and how to file them.

How to File Third-Party Preissuance Submissions

Filing electronically

Filing by paper

Preissuance Submission Rules and Guidance

Frequently Asked Questions

AIA Information




  • Preissuance Submissions Blog

Update on the Frequency, Compliance, and Content Of Preissuance Submissions (February 24, 2014)

  • Director's Blog on Preissuance Submissions

A Status Update on Use of Third Party Prior Art Submissions and Post-Grant Reviews (December 17, 2012)

Press Releases

Contact Us

For Questions and clarifications about Third-Party Preissuance Submissions:

AIA Help Telephone: 1-855-HELPAIA 

AIA Email: (link sends e-mail)

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