IPDAS (Intellectual Property Document Assembly System) automates the preparation and e-filing of patent applications at the USPTO. First, users prepare their filing documents – data populates into the official PTO forms, fees are automatically calculated, and documents automatically profiled and saved into iManage. IPDAS preserves the links to these documents inside the IPDAS database for use with other modules. So, for example, when users are ready to submit their package to the PTO’s EFS Web system, they simply go into IPDAS, select their documents, authenticate and let IPDAS do the rest. IPDAS retrieves the documents from iManage, uploads them into the EFS-System, fills in the submission form, and calculates the fees. The entire process takes only minutes; the final package is ready for submission now or later inside the PTO’s EFS-Web system.
IPDAS also includes a built-in file wrapper (“EFW”) for viewing the entire file for an individual patent application. When preparing reporting e-mails in Outlook for clients, IPDAS displays and retrieves the EFW documents and attaches them to the e-mail. EFW documents are also accessible via the web inside the IPDAS Web Reporting module.
Seamlessly integrates with external systems, including iManage, the PTO’s e-Office Action program, WIPO’s espacenet, EFS-Web, PAIR/TSDR, EPAS/ETAS.
Entities generating patent and trademark applications to the US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) or World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO)
Law firms and in-house departments that perform patent prosecution with the US PTO and WIPO