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Lists of expired inventions for renewal of registration

I have questions for you, if you don't mind me asking! Where can I find lists of inventions with expired dates for renewal? Can I modify them and reregister under my name from Russia for now? Where do I find a free patent evaluator? I have taken the USPTO course https://www.uspto.gov/video/cbt/certpck/index.htm and I have written to the free patent evaluator office@patentyogi.com, but I haven't heard from them in regard... more »

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Document descriptions buggy when bulk uploading trending idea

Patent Center submissions are limited to 100 documents which can be drag/dropped in.  While the uploading part is more convenient than the one-by-one upload process in EFS Web, in the end it's not worth it because each document is imported without a Document Description.  Attempting to populate the empty Document Description Field for each document will start off fine, but will quickly become buggy beyond use.  In particular,... more »

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part detection is sensitive to name of a style

Today I tried to upload a new application.  We were uploading the spec when we received the following error. "This document contains multiple application parts (specification, claims, and/or abstract). Please upload application parts separately."

The error went away when we changed the style called "Dan's claims" to "Dan's Spec style".

I am assuming that because the stylesheet had the word "claims" in it, the software... more »

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2021 USPTO Basic Patent Training Certification trending idea

Dear Sirs, Module 2, Question 2 - very confusing, especially for foreign fillers, as a person cannot understand, what happens to the foreign application in case of the missed deadline for the same invention or the extention for the registration for the invention with the improvements (screenshot attached).

Module 2, Question 3 -  also confusing.  Why the correct answer is "A and B"?  Why the person would loose foreign... more »

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Submission does not show any bibliographic info trending idea

It is frequently the case that an upload in the workbench does not include ANY bibliographic information on any of the submission review screens for a submission until AFTER you hit the submit button.  Sorry--that's not technically correct.  It will tell you the Application Type.  But the fields for Application Serial Number, Docket Number, Filing Date, Status, First Named Inventor, and Customer Number will all be blank/empty.  ... more »

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Correspondence Listing trending idea

When I download the daily mail from PAIR, I retrieve a list of Outgoing Correspondence. I then synchronize the list with the daily e-mail notification Private PAIR Correspondence Notification for Customer Number XXXXXX to ensure that the two match and all correspondence is retrieved. In PAIR, the Outgoing Correspondence is printed with gridlines to make for easier reading. When retrieving the mail from Patent Center,... more »

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Signing in/out for practicioners trending idea

When using private PAIR and EFS you have to completely sign out if you want to change a practitioner.  For example, I am sponsored under seven attorneys and if attorney #1 has me file something I have to completely log out of my USPTO account to file under attorney #2 or #3.  The same with private PAIR.  If using private PAIR I have to log out completely when looking up applications under different practitioners.  It... more »

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Saudi Arabia trending idea

مرحبًا ، أود الاستفسار عما إذا كنت أرسل لك اختراعات أو أفكارًا جديدة مسجلة جيدة جدًا وأنت تعمل على تنفيذها واعتماد المشروع بأكمله من خلال منح براءات الاختراع وتنفيذها على أرض الواقع أو التعامل مع الشركات بالتوصية معهم. شكرا لك. يرجى الرد.

ترجمة النص من جوجل.

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PDF Preview Needs Work trending idea

In EFS, when you click on an uploaded document, it would bring it up in a separate window or tab of the default browser using whatever PDF plugin you had.  In Patent Center, it instead brings it up in a pop-up that overlays part of the submission webpage.  The old way was better for at least the following reasons:

a)  You can only bring up one document at a time in the new system, forcing the user to wait for each document... more »

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RE: Online training sessions and Webex downloads

When people sign up for training sessions,  they are only informed about the need to download Webex For Meetings just before the meeting starts, at the same time they get the meeting link.

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 »

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Drawings trending idea

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?

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Often need to refresh after logging in

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.

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Permalinks to applications - should avoid returning blank screen

Patent Center conveniently uses a standard URL format for patent applications.  The URL structure is https://patentcenter.uspto.gov/#!/applications/XXXXXXXX, where XXXXXXXX is the application number.  That URL points to the application-data page of the specified application.  This permalink can be really useful.  

Unfortunately, however, if a user attempts to use that link structure to access an application number for... more »

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