Patent Center Beta Release

Attorney Docket # - Multiple Changes at Once trending idea

When clients move from firm to firm, their portfolios get assigned different Attorney Docket #s. Firms leveraging technology may find incorrect Attorney Docket #s to be hurdles to completing tasks.

It is awesome to be able to update an Attorney Docket # through Patent Center and Private PAIR when the practitioner's customer number is the Correspondence Address, however, this is currently done one at a time. It would... more »

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Solution to Error Messages? trending idea

I tried filing a 371 application in Patent Center a couple days ago. I received the following error messages trying to file just this one application. I tried everything, switching browsers (Chrome and Edge), starting over, cancelling submission. I was only able to successfully upload my ADS once. Once I got the ADS uploaded and moved to the next page, I encountered more upload error messages. I ended up back in EFS-Web.... more »

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Saved Submission Filtering trending idea

Currently, a user is shown all saved submissions associated with all customer numbers on which that user is listed. Thus, for example, I see all submissions for customer number X that were uploaded under the sponsorship of my own account associated with customer number X, as well as all submissions for customer number X that were uploaded under the sponsorship of my colleague's account who is also associated with customer... more »

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Sign In Multiple Times trending idea

I sign into my USPTO.gov account, then click the Patent Drop Down and click on Patent Center. Once there, I do not have "Existing Submissions" available and when I look in the upper right, my name is not there. It still says Sign In. It seems that when you open patent center in a new tab, the sign in does not transfer.

Also the same when I open the link from the emailed receipt -- I can already be logged in and then... more »

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Ordering cert copies - Certified Copy Center/Patent Center trending idea

When ordering a certified copy of an unpublished document through Certified Copy Center, we must upload Proof of Entitlement. When ordering by use of dsd@uspto.gov, we are not required to provide Proof of Entitlement. Is there a way to streamline the Certified Copy Center method so we do not have to upload Proof of Entitlement for every order? We are logged into myuspto every time, either through a registered practitioner... more »

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DOCX Patent Application gets loaded as a reference trending idea

One of our listserv members reports: The patent application that I just e-filed in DOCX form gets loaded into the "non-patent literature" section of "display references". The impression that one gets is that the Examiner could cite our own patent application against us to prove that our patent application lacks novelty. See article. This is EBC ticket number 1-718687424.

This is Patentcenter trouble ticket CP43 in the... more »

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Behind the scene processing of drawings trending idea

What is the "processing" of drawings which goes on behind the scenes which results in portions missing or being blacked out? It doesn't seem to be identical to the "processing" which occurs when using EFSWeb, as the same drawings filed in both systems appear in the file wrapper differently. Whatever processing Patent Center uses seems to distort the drawings even worse than EFSWeb. Is there any process we can use pre-filing... more »

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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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Patent Term Adjustment

It would be an awesome add to have PTA days as a data point to return in application searching through the Workbench. PTA days are associated with patent expiration projects. Therefore, having the data as an option when reviewing groups of applications can be beneficial and minimize the number of application records that need to be physically opened for review.💡

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Save user defaults - such as default search field

Kudos to the Patent Center team for adding attorney docket number to the drop down as a search option on the home page. This is a welcome change! Thank you. It would be nice, though, if a user could save their default configuration such as their choice for that search field. For instance, if my searches in the home-page search field are almost always attorney-docket-number based, then it would be great if I could save... more »

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Document Identifiers/Descriptions in File Wrapper Downloads

I would suggest the document descriptions be easier to read/understand on the EAR and in the file wrapper history. They are too long and difficult to read through, to find what you need. I think they should be more like the document descriptions in PAIR. Here's an example:

Patent Center = 21888_14242669_12-13-2017_ISSUE.NTF

Private PAIR = 2017-12-13 Issue Notification

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