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Shorten the Electronic Fee Transmittal to 1 page for printing

After completing any filing in EFS that requires a fee payment, we print the Electronic Fee Transmittal receipt page for our bookkeeping. Unfortunately it includes a lot of white space and inapplicable blank items so that it always runs to 2 pages. It would save paper etc. if it would fit on 1 page, which seems achievable by omitting excess white space from the Title of the Invention field, blank lines, inapplicable blank... more »

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Document sorted in the Image File Wrapper

We have had an issue recently where the way documents were uploaded is distorted. The result is we are receiving Notice to File Corrected Application Papers for new applications that are complete. I included this by way of an example but I think there are other errors that happen as a result of the way uploaded documents are cataloged. Does anyone else have issues with this?

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Supply all valid browsers, servers, etc. to be downloaded

It would be great if the USPTO could supply all valid/legitmate browsers, apps, software, servers, etc. to be downloaded. In other words I had a computer virus that used all the common browsers and files and apps and security encryptions used against me stemming from Stockton University that created a block that caused a technical difficulty on the USPTO. In other words I had to used their system (USPTO) to solve mailing... more »

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Maintenance Payment Email confirmation suggestion

Following are my suggestion of payment.

While sending maintenance paid email confirmation email , in subject line AND/OR body please add "TransactionID" also attachment name of the PDF can be TransactionID.PDF so when we download receipt it can be easily identify using transactionIdright now its display common name "mnt-payment-receipt"

in the same email Could you provide hyperlinked on Patent number which can be clickable... more »

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Financial Manager Notifications

Notifications relating to payment method status should only be sent to administrators. In large firms such as ours, we have many fee payers who need not be involved in managing payment methods. As such, any user who is not designated as an administrator should not receive administrative like communications.

Deposit account status is not distributed to all users, only administrators. The same standard should be used... more »

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MyUSPTO improvements: PAIR to patent docket; manage favorites

1) Most of the time I go directly to the files that I manage on Private Pair. It seems to me it would be faster if I could do that right from MyUSPTO. Perhaps one way to do so would be to have controls in Patent Docket for linking to associated files in PAIR, both at the individual level and in bulk.
2) It would be helpful to have controls to edit the Favorites list faster. As it stands, when you add a link, it goes to... more »

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Fix IDS form to accept six and five-digit patents

For many years, the Information Disclosure form does not allow the addition of U.S. patent numbers less than 1,000,000.

Any attempt to add a number in the U.S. patent section with six digits or less brings up the following popup: "Invalid Patent Number format. Patent numbers can be up to 13 charates, with the first two being alpha numeric. EXAMPLE: 99,999,999; 9999999."

Trying to fool the form by adding a leading... more »

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Opt-Out for Original Patent Grant

Allow applicants to opt-out of receiving an original patent grant as many do not wish to store the original documents. Although they are nicely presented, entities with large portfolios find little value in the original ribbon document.

Allowing those who do not wish to receive an original is a cost and environment saver. Law firms won't be asked to store thousands of original patent grants, or need to mail these documents... more »

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