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New Features for EFS-Web and Private PAIR

Effective Sept. 10, all EFS-Web-registered and Private PAIR users have access to new features, including the ability to file structured text via EFS-Web and access structured text submissions, structured text Office actions, and XML downloads via Private PAIR. For more information, please see the associated Quick Start Guides: Text Intake in EFS-Web 
New Private PAIR Enhancements 
If you have questions or need assistance filing via EFS-Web or PAIR, please contact the Patent Electronic Business Center at 1-866-217-9197 or ebc@uspto.gov.
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Patent Quality Chat

Attend the USPTO’s Patent Quality Chat webinar tomorrow, Sept. 12, from noon – 1 p.m. ET using this link. This month’s topic is “How Can the Patents Ombudsman and Pro Se Assistance Programs Work For You?”
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New Webpage for Customers Affected by Hurricanes


The USPTO has a new webpage for customers affected by Hurricane Harvey. It includes contact information for those who may have questions or problems regarding applications or other proceedings related to patents, trademarks, or other business before the agency. The webpage will be updated to include links to forthcoming guidance and instructions for customers impacted by Harvey, and for those impacted by Hurricane Irma should it become necessary.
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AAU Contact Center Closed 9/14 (11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.)


The USPTO Application Assistance Unit (AAU) Contact Centerwill be closed Thursday, Sept. 14 from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. During this time, callers may leave a voicemail message with their contact information or email HelpAAU@uspto.gov.
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