USPTO Rejects Submission Because It Was Faxed 'Upside Down'
from the these-people-guard-our-innovation? dept
It's no secret that the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has outdated technology. But did you know it was so bad they can't even figure out how to rotate a fax? Erik Sherman alerts us to a story he's written about the USPTO rejecting a faxed submission, because it was "received upside down." Seriously.
Your request to record a document in the United States Patent and Trademark Office was received via electronic fax on [date and time in 2010 omitted].My guess? Perhaps the "technology" to rotate a document was patented, and the USPTO didn't want to pay the licensing fee.
The faxed submission was received upside down. We are unable to continue processing these images.
Please resubmit your document.