Learn how to file DOCX documents in your applications using USPTO systems

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Learn how to file DOCX documents in your applications using USPTO systems

Jan 1, 2022 circled in red, Text: Take advantage of DOCX filing now! Non-DOCX surcharge fee effective January 1, 2022" in yellow on a blue background


Join the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for training webinars on how to file in DOCX through Patent Center or EFS-Web. The next available trainings are on July 20, 22, 27, and 29.

As described in a recent blog from USPTO leadership, filing in DOCX provides many benefits in the patent application process, including:

  • elimination of the need to convert structured text into a PDF for filing
  • instant feedback analysis to detect common errors that may otherwise delay processing an application
  • automatic metadata detection and removal to support the submission of only substantive information in the file

The eCommerce Modernization (eMod) team will provide information and conduct a demo using the Patent Center training mode, followed by a question-and-answer session. We encourage applicants to use the Patent Center training mode to practice filing in DOCX without saving/storing data to USPTO systems.

Please visit the Patents DOCX upcoming events page to register for an upcoming training webinar.

You will receive instructions for joining the webinar via email prior to your registered session.

For more information and to view frequently asked questions, visit the DOCX page of the USPTO website.

For assistance, questions, or feedback, please contact eMod@uspto.gov.