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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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PatentCenter vs ePCT -- contrasting design philosophies

Two things happened in the last 48 hours that come together.

First, I wanted to look at old bugs/requests.  I recall looking at a LONG list of issues in summer or fall 2020.  They're gone now.

Second, last week, the following conversation occurred on one of the email lists.   A attorney (indicated "user 1" via '>') had made an error, and the PTO's software hadn't caught it. Then the PTO's humans were so attached to... more »

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Behind the scene processing of drawings

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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Managing Customer Numbers

Managing Customer Numbers is a function of administrative staff in law firms. The new requirement to have the practitioner sign the change is impractical because partners do not want to be bothered with these administrative tasks. They prefer to instruct their administrators to make the change and the changes to then be completed.

There is no current requirement for practitioner signature in Private PAIR. The existing... more »

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No idea is an idea

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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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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).

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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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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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Cannot sign-in/Sign-in doesn't "take"

I had a similar issue last week, but was able to move past it somehow. However, today, even though I am signed into my uspto.gov account, Patent Center keeps prompting me to sign in to use it as a registered user. But it never takes. I am signed in, but it still identifies me as a guest user.

 

I have tried three browsers and multiple attempts on each.

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ADS does not populate all data into PatentCenter

One of our listserv members reports: I just tried to file an application in Patentcenter. I always use the PTO's fillable-PDF PTO/AIA/14, and I checked that the one I used today is the latest one (02-18). After having uploaded the completed ADS (with no errors reported by Patentcenter) and gone through uploading/categorizing the rest of the application documents, I saw that the final screen with the "submit" button showed... more »

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