In the Web ADS Inventors section for new application submissions, in the Representative section, there is a dropdown box allowing selection of a customer number. Please augment the bare customer numbers with the customer number name(s) as is currently shown in EFS-web.
In the Web ADS Inventors section for new submissions, there is an "Edit new inventor" dialog box that allows an existing inventor to be edited. I recommend adding a "Save as new inventor" button to this dialog box, which will facilitate entry of additional inventors who share some or all of the Name, Residence, and Mailing address info as an already entered inventor.
When a filer uploads Form PTO/AIA/14 (Application Data Sheet), Patentcenter should carry out validations. As mentioned in other submissions, Patentcenter should validate priority claims against DAS.
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When an ADS turns out to be unsigned, or not correctly signed, or not signed by a practitioner, it leads to a cascade of problems. It often takes months or a lot of money, or both, to fix the problems. It would be trivially easy for Patentcenter to check an uploaded computer-readable Form PTO/AIA/14 (Application Data Sheet)... more »