Today, USPTO notified of a better way to correct an application data sheet (ADS). The old ADS form in PDF was difficult to read, but the worse feature was it did not permit underlining the data to show changes forcing applicants to get out a pen and underline the added language.
Here is the USPTO notice:
"In December 2015, the USPTO implemented the Corrected Web-ADS and Enhanced Initial Web-ADS in EFS-Web in response to customer feedback. Since then, EFS-Web has received over 8,000 ADS submissions using the Enhanced Web-ADS and over 5,000 Corrected ADS submissions using the Corrected/Updated Web-ADS.
For information about these features, please see
the Quick Start Guides linked below.
(1) Corrected Web-based Application Data Sheet (Corrected Web
ADS) -- Registered eFilers may use this option to provide a
Corrected/Updated ADS per 37 CFR 1.76(c)(2), where changes will be
identified with underlining for insertions and strike-through for deletions.
EFS-Web will generate and attach the Corrected ADS PDF, which will be
reviewed and processed by the Office of Patent Application Processing
(OPAP). See the
EFS-Web Corrected Application Data Sheet Quick Start Guide.
(2) Enhanced Initial Web-based Application Data Sheet (Web
ADS)-- EFS-Web eFilers have the option to import Inventor information,
Domestic Benefit/National Stage data, and/or Foreign Priority data from a
parent application(s) when completing their Web ADS submission.
Data may be
retrieved for eFilers who either have power of attorney in the parent
application or if the parent application is made available to the public,
i.e., published or patented. See the
EFS-Web Web-based Application Data Sheet Quick Start Guide.
If you have any questions or suggestions for improvement, please contact the Electronic Business Center at 1-866-217-9197 or at firstname.lastname@example.org."
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