On June 13, 2015, the USPTO announced the availability of enhancements to its Private Patent Application Information Retrieval (PAIR) system. These enhancements allow practitioners to self-administer in real time various tasks that previously required the submission of particular forms. For example, practitioners can make real time changes to entity status, correspondence addresses, and/or maintenance fee addresses, as well as create new customer numbers. Records of the processing of these requests will be added to the Image File Wrapper of the application. These Private PAIR enhancements should be useful for expediting processes for patent practitioners because practitioners will no longer need to complete particular forms to effect these simple administrative changes.
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