I’ve just made some on line payments at the Israel Patent Office and printed them out to submit the hard copies to the patent office and note that they now include a note in RED that there is an obligation to print out and submit to the patent office, and the date of submission of the print out is the date that counts.
It seems that someone in the Israel Patent Office is following my blog as I’ve discussed this issue recently. See here, and here. The printed note in red is an improvement, but it does require the payee to print out, to note the notice and to be able to read Hebrew. Nevertheless, it’s a small improvement and we hope that eventually the patent office goes fully paperless.