Along with the alerts that are available via the search results page and Workspaces, we also provide file wrapper alerts for US patents applied for since 2002.
There are two places that you can set these up for a patent:
- Patent view: You can find the "File Wrapper Alert" in the top-right of the patent view page (either single or dual view). The exact placement of this option will depend on the resolution of your screen.
- Alert management: You can setup File Wrapper alerts from the alert management area by going to the "File Wrapper" tab and typing in application numbers. When you do this, you will want to make sure the numbers are in our supported formats and to separate each new number with a new line or a space.
When you start setting up the alert from the patent view, it will look like this:
There are 4 types of alert:
- All: This will update you on any new documents that have been added to the file wrapper.
- Office Actions
- Application Docs
- Arguments & Applicant's Responses
As with regular email alerts, you are able to give the alert a name, decide who the alert is sent to (this can of course include yourself), their frequency and if it is sent to you even if there are no updates.