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a) You can only bring up one document at a time in the new system, forcing the user to wait for each document... more »
Then, it takes multiple attempts to download the app, and the meeting has already started!
It would be great if at the time they register for an online training class, if you could send them an email advising them of the need... more »
The DOCX website claims drawings can be filed via docx, however every time I have tried to file drawings at the end of a docx, they always get labeled as part of the abstract. The document processing should get worried if an abstract is more than 1 page anyway, but how do you get drawings recognized?
I think it will be really beneficial to filers if the save button is opposite to the submission button instead of them being next to each other. If the filer isn't paying close attention while saving the submission, they may accidentally submit the filing prematurely.
Often in response to a user properly logging in to Patent Center, Patent Center returns its home page in a non-logged-in state. Each time that happens, it is then necessary for the user to refresh the page to force Patent Center to return its home page in a logged-in state. It would be great if the developer could fix this glitch. Thanks.
Unfortunately, however, if a user attempts to use that link structure to access an application number for... more »
Not sure why there is a limitation here but it should really be done away with. My client management software has more than 12 characters. This certainly limits my ability to track my matters with any TM filings.
See screenshot below.
3. The apparatus of either claim 1, wherein the.... (substantive material omitted since not public; underlining was added for this post).
The claim had started... more »
The 2-FA setting... more »
Please disregard and I hope this doesn't regard to leveraging text, I hope to not be remanded from the platform.
Thank you for your services and wire.
Chris Spradling... more »
Sometimes the information for your application is missing at the top of the page, instead you see something like "| : "
Please fix this.
You get a filing receipt after filing that includes ONLY the payment not a listing of everything that is filed. The filing receipt should include both a listing of all filed documents as well as the fee paid to reduce the amount of printed paper needed.
The new Patent Center format needs more color contrast to assist with viewing. The colors right now are too bland for your eye to be able to distinguish sections. Some blocking and a little more color or darkening of existing colors would aid in viewing.
If there was an Entity Conversion button for recording patents. There is one for trademarks but not for patents in EFS-Web.