Modernization of EFS-Web

Submission and Payment Receipts

In the new Patent Center tool, we are going to start providing two receipts when filing patent applications. The Submission Receipt will inform users that the filing has been successfully received by the office, followed by a Payment Receipt to inform users that the payment has been successfully submitted. Vote “up” if you prefer to have both submission and payment information on the final Payment Receipt; and vote “down” ...more »


Modernization of EFS-Web

EFS IDs too closely resemble serial numbers

It has caused problems at various times that the leading information on the EFS acknowledgement receipt is an "EFS ID" that often too closely resembles a serial number and does not seem to have any purpose to the receiver of the receipt. It would be nice if the application information itself were the leading information on the receipt, of if the EFS ID were something other than a string of 8 numbers like an application ...more »


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