EFS-Web is the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO’s) web-based patent application and document submission system. I have been filing all my documents electronically since the USPTO started beta testing electronic filing (and I am shocked to see that some law firms still do not use electronic filing).
All documents filed via EFS-Web must be pdfs with embedded fonts, or image-based. This requires a pdf writer. According to the USPTO, versions of commercial PDF Writer software that work with EFS-Web include: [Read more...]
May 26, 1981: Programmer-Attorney Wins First U.S. Software Patent
Link: U.S. Patent No. 4,270,182.