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Finalizing the IDS form before filing

Robert Lelkes — Feb 24, 2017 12:27PM PST

According to the unit on generating populated IDS forms, the populated form must be opened with a paid version of Adobe Acrobat before filing it with the USPTO to ensure that the USPTO will accept it. I do not have a paid version of Adobe Acrobat. Would opening the form in Power PDF from Nuance achieve the same result?

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AppColl Support - Feb 24, 2017 01:38PM PST Best Answer

Hi Robert,

Since we now automatically generate IDS forms populated with your data, you do not need a paid version to open and/or manually modify. The paid version was required when importing XML data into the SB/08, which is no longer a required step. You should be fine with the free reader. We hope this helps.

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