It's no secret that the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has outdated technology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].
The faxed submission was received upside down. We are unable to continue processing these images.
Please resubmit your document.
My guess? Perhaps the "technology" to rotate a document was patented, and the USPTO didn't want to pay the licensing fee.