Learn how to file DOCX documents in your applications using Patent Center

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Learn how to file DOCX documents in your applications using Patent Center


As announced last May, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is switching to DOCX as part of the USPTO’s ongoing initiatives to use the most advanced technology and to issue and maintain robust and reliable patents. DOCX is key to the USPTO’s application readiness initiatives, which will provide quick and reliable feedback to applicants to correct their applications before they hit the examiner’s desk so that examiners can spend more time working with applicants to identify subject matter for protection. Currently, filing in DOCX allows for automated checks that prevent unnecessary delays in processing an application.

Join the USPTO for training webinars on how to file in DOCX through Patent Center. Register today for one of the next available trainings scheduled for October 25 and 27, and November 1, 3, 10, and 15.

During the training, the eCommerce Modernization (eMod) team will provide information and conduct a demonstration using the Patent Center training mode. A question-and-answer session will follow the training. We encourage applicants to use the Patent Center training mode to practice filing in DOCX without saving or storing data to USPTO systems.

Once you have registered, you will receive instructions for joining the webinar by email prior to your registered session. We also recommend viewing this video about how to file DOCX documents in Patent Center training mode before the webinar.

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

Want to learn more about the transition to DOCX filing? Check out this blog from USPTO leadership, which highlights many benefits of DOCX filing in the patent application process.

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