Modernization of PAIR

Don't show "Patented Case" status until issuance

First time here; apologies if this has been asked and I overlooked it in my search.


Today Private PAIR gave me a mild heart attack. I was checking the status of a pending application prior to filing a continuation. On the Application Data screen, I saw a "Status" of "Patented Case" (see screenshot, red arrow). Oops! Turns out the Issue Notification has been mailed, but the patent has not, in fact, been issued (see screenshot - no Issue Date). What a relief!


Would you please change the Status text for this situation from "Patented Case" to "Pending Issue," "Issue Notification Mailed," or something else that does not imply the patent has already issued? Thank you for your consideration!



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