USPTO begins issuing electronic patent grants (eGrants)


As a step to streamline the patent grant process and reduce paper waste, on April 18, 2023, the USPTO has begun issuing electronic patent grants (eGrants) through This process will replace the USPTO's current practice of mailing an official paper copy. Patentees will be able to view and print copies of the complete issued patent from the Patent Center immediately upon issue. Patentees who still want a ceremonial hard copy of the patent will be able to order one for a fee.

Last updated: Tue, 18 Apr 2023