DOCX WEBINARS: Join the USPTO for training webinars on how to file in DOCX through the Patent Center. Register for one of the next available trainings, scheduled for February 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 27, and 29 at

During the training, the eCommerce Modernization (eMod) team will conduct a demonstration using the Patent Center training mode. Each session takes about an hour and includes time for questions, as well as an opportunity to use the training mode to practice DOCX filing.

Once you have registered, you will be emailed instructions for joining the webinar before your session. We encourage applicants to use the Patent Center training mode to practice filing in DOCX without saving or storing data to USPTO systems.

Beginning January 17, those filing new, non-provisional utility patent applications with specification, claims, and abstract in non-DOCX filing formats will incur a surcharge. The option for applicants to provide a backup PDF, or auxiliary PDF, version of their application with their DOCX version remains available.

You can find more information and resources, including FAQs and an instructional video, on the DOCX information page at For assistance, questions, or feedback, email [email protected].

Visit for many other opportunities to attend free virtual events and/or training.