Preparing an ADS is simply a pain. Even worse is preparation of an ADS with corrections. It would be easier if there was some way to either correct or modify an ADS from EFS or at least provide a way to use underline and strikethrough on the ADS fillable form.
To improve the patent application system and prepare for delivering text to applicants, we are considering asking filers to submit application documents in a Word file format by using a template or structured format (i.e. placing headings in brackets - as seen through the link below). With mechanisms available to ensure document text hasn’t been changed, how do you feel about this method of submission? What technical ...more »