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SCRA Webinar: USPTO Webinar Series

The Path to a Patent, Part V: Electronic filing in DOCX using Patent Center

Thursday, August 19 @11:00am | Register Now!

DOCX is a word processing file format based on open standards, including Extensible Markup Language (XML) that is supported by many popular word processing applications, such as Microsoft Word, Google Docs, Office Online, Pages for Mac, and LibreOffice. As an open standard format, DOCX offers a safe and stable basis for authoring and processing intellectual property documents. Uploading a multi-section document in DOCX format containing the specification, claims abstract and drawings is detected and split into single files for each section and document codes are automatically assigned, which saves initial processing time. A feedback document is generated pre-submission where warnings and errors are pinpointed in a copy of the uploaded document in real time, which reduces time responding to non-compliant notices and enhances the quality of examination.


US Patent and Trademark Office Speaker

Kimberly Williams, USPTO Patent Business Analyst

Kimberly Williams is a Patent Business Analyst and assists in the development of Patent Center, which will replace EFS-Web and PAIR at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. She has over 25 years of experience as a Patent Examiner, which is instrumental in developing application DOCX validations in Patent Center.

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