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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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Dependent claim incorrectly identified as independent claim

I just submitted an application today with 3/20 independent/total claims; when uploaded, Patent Center flagged it as having 4/20 independent/total claims.  It then filled out the fees due according to this claim count.  The culprit was claim 3, which recited:

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 »

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IdeaScale should not always require 2-factor authentication

It would be great if IdeaScale could prompt the user to allow it to remember a user's personal computer or browser, to avoid the need to input 2-factor authentication every time IdeaScale is accessed.  Or better yet, don't timeout the user's login at all on a trusted computer.  As the IdeaScale system is a platform for all interested persons to share ideas, there is no need for heightened account security.

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No idea is an idea

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New Application Filing

When filing a new application the information (title, inventor, type of application, file number) does not show up at the type of the screen until the very end.  This isn't helpful as you can fix a typo or if you have accidentally picked the wrong type of application until you get to the very end and then you have to start the application all over.

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App Search Disparity b/t Patent Center and Private PAIR

I endeavored to make the same application search inquiry on Patent Center and Private PAIR.  The search is routinely performed to check for recent status updates, including Office Actions which have been counted but not yet mailed.  Unfortunately, though the search inquiry entered was the same, the results yielded on both platforms were not.  The Private PAIR search return was clearly more thorough in that the results... more »

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Manage Customer Numbers

I don't understand why sponsored staff cannot add/remove attorneys/agents associated with the firm customer number.  You don't need to be an attorney/agent to have a customer number so why do you have to be one to remove/add them.  I am a Director and the fact that I have to ask those underneath me to make the changes because I'm not a registered attorney/agent is insulting.  The gentlemen I spoke with at the EBC said... more »

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Example document with best practices

Provide an example documents with examples of best practices.  For example I use the following fields to generate the paragraph numbering [SEQ paragraph \# "0000" \* MERGEFORMAT].   I think this formatting is being rejected by the USPTO.  Our paralegal often removes stylesheets and field codes to in order to ensure that documents will be uploaded.  Please provide example stylesheets that you know work.

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