The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) introduced the USPTO Automated Interview Request (AIR) Form or USPTO AIR last week.  The new online form allows applicants to simply fill in a handful of fields to identify themselves and their application, as well as propose a time for the Examiner’s Interview along with how they would like the interview to be conducted. The submitted form authorizes the Examiner to communicate electronically with the applicant to adjust the scheduled time for the interview if needed.  After the date is set any proposed amendments or other documentation can be provided to the Examiner for their review.