Manually Docketing an Office Action from the USPTO

Written by Mason Davis

Last published at: January 7th, 2022

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To manually enter a US Patent Office Action into your task list, follow the steps below:
  1. Got to the Tasks module.
  2. In the Make Changes section of the left column, click the Add button to open a New Task window.
  3. Select a client from the Client search box.
  4. Select a matter number from Matter search box. Optionally, you can skip the client and search for a matter first. AppColl will then auto-populate the Client.
  5. Search for Receive Final Office Action or Receive Non-Final Office Action in the search box. 
  6. Verify that the task owner is correct.
  7. Select the Reference Date (the official mailing date from the PTO) and Received On date.
  8. (Optional) Drag and drop the official office action PDF to the task.
  9. (Optional) Enter any desired information in the Comments text box.
  10. Click the Save button.
  11. AppColl will generate the appropriate "Respond to Office Action" task with appropriate due date.