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Verified account required for EFS-Web and Private PAIR

Practitioners and independent inventors need a verified account to access EFS-Web for registered eFilers and Private PAIR. Support staff, who are working on behalf of a practitioner, need to be sponsored to obtain access.New customers, or customers who did not migrate by the migration deadline, can obtain a verified account using the new verification process. See the USPTO website for more information.If you have questions, please contact the Patent Electronic Business Center (EBC) at or 866-217-9197.
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Apollo 50: The role of intellectual property in space commerce

Join the USPTO on July 23, 2-4 p.m. ET, at our headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia.To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, the USPTO will host a free event focused on space innovation, technology transfer from the Apollo missions, and an overview of the current administration’s policy on space exploration and space commerce. Please RSVP at to attend in person. More information and livestream link are available on the USPTO website.Featured speakers include federal government executives, astronauts, inventors, and commercial space industry executives.
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Inventor Info Chat: Learn to use USPTO resources

Join the Patent Office for the next live USPTO Inventor Info Chat webinar on USPTO resources on July 18 from 11 a.m. to noon ET. The webinar will cover:
  • Using the Pro Se Assistance Program for pre-filing questions
  • Understanding how to qualify for the Pro Bono Program
  • Using Patent Trademark Resource Centers (PTRC) for searching patents
  • The September 13-14 Invention-Con 2019:
    "Leveraging your intellectual property in the marketplace"
During the event, you will have an opportunity to ask questions via
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Learn online how examiners approach restriction practice

Want to be briefed on recent examination practice and procedure guidance related to restriction practice? Attend our Virtual Instructor Led Training (vILT) course titled “Restriction Practice” on August 6. This course will be led by USPTO trainers and is based on recent training delivered to patent examiners.This course has limited capacity, and selection for attendance is based on a first-come, first-served basis. Use our sign-up form to register.The USPTO is applying for three hours of CLE credit in Virginia for this course.You can learn more about the program, and upcoming sessions, on the USPTO vILT page.
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