Modernization of PAIR

Search for Application - Make "Sticky" / Remember Selection

When searching for applications in PAIR, it would be nice if the search page stayed on the last selected option when no search results are returned.

 

Specifically, when in Private Pair (and perhaps Public PAIR), the default selection under the Search for Application section is by "Application Number". If you select any of the other six options, and if your search returns zero hits, the page reverts back to the "Application Number" selection.

 

So if you type/paste a number in the wrong format, or that accidentally is incorrect or includes extra of has fewer characters, and so the search has to be repeated with the correct number, then you have to remember that the radio button has to be selected again for the type of number that you are searching for.

 

In the case "Search by Attorney Docket Number", if you further are searching for something that "Starts With" certain characters (as compared to the default "Exact Match"), then it is even worse because you not only have to select "Search by Attorney Docket Number", but also "Starts With". This may not seem like a lot, but if you are searching for several things, these unnecessary extra page loads and button presses get tiresome.

 

Thus, i think that it would be nice if the page stayed on the last selected option when no search results are returned.

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