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Please provide permalinks in Patentcenter

One of our listserv members requests: Please provide permalinks in Patentcenter.

Everybody in every intellectual property office provides permalinks. Everybody except the PAIR developers at USPTO, that is. This is USPTO's chance to be in harmony with everybody else and provide permalinks in Patentcenter, as I will explain.

First, what's a permalink? A permalink is a URL that works now and works tomorrow and works six... more »

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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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Saving Assignment Templates on EPAS

Allow us to save Assignment Templates at any stage of the Assignment process.

 

I have to go all the way to the end to save a template, which means it includes not only my data and the assignee data, but also the assignee data, which has to be edited (at a minimum the date the document was signed is unlikely to be the same.)

 

Allow us to save the template with just our data, as well as with our data & assignee data.

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Next and Previous Record Navigation Please

When using the Workbench to search for applications by specific criteria, it would be awesome to have the ability to move from one record to the next by clicking a button from the Application Data screen or even every screen of information. The buttons could appear near the top next to the Global Dossier button. A bonus would be to include the ability to jump to a specific record by entering a number between 1 and the... more »

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DOCX produces blank page or incorrect formatting

Blank window when reviewing document that was uploaded as DOCX and converted by USPTO to PDF. Also, conversion from DOCX to PDF creates issues with formatting of document (headers, footers, title, error messages shown in converted document)

This is Patentcenter trouble ticket CP15 in the PatentCenter Trouble Ticket web page maintained by the PatentCenter listserv at https://patentcenter-tickets.oppedahl.com/.

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Patentcenter should check an uploaded ADS for a signature.

One of our listserv members suggests: Patentcenter should check an uploaded ADS for a signature.

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 »

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PatentCenter should display DAS cross-check results

One of our listserv members requests: Patentcenter should display, in the priority tab, the results of the cross-check against DAS. It needs to show the smiley face or the puzzled face or the frowny face. (See related Ideascale item #555, "Validate priority claim against DAS") This is Feature Request FR21 from the PatentCenter listserv Feature Request pate at https://patentcenter-tickets.oppedahl.com/patentcenter-feature-requests/.... more »

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Throbber persists too long

The throbber randomly remains in view and keeps spinning long after the requested action has actually finished. Unfortunately this particular misbehavior of Patentcenter is random. So it is very difficult to reliably demonstrate it. But it happens many times per day for anyone who makes regular use of Patentcenter.

This is Patentcenter trouble ticket CP11 in the PatentCenter Trouble Ticket web page maintained by the... more »

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PatentCenter should have shareable address books

One of our listserv members writes: Address books should be sharable among Patentcenter users, using the "access rights" mechanism of Feature Request FR37. This is of course a well-known and frequently used feature in ePCT.

This is Feature Request FR38 from the PatentCenter listserv Feature Request page at https://patentcenter-tickets.oppedahl.com/patentcenter-feature-requests/.

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Cutting Down on Miscellaneous Items

If the PTO could release a statement or update the rules to state that Certificates of Electronic Transmission and manual Fee Sheets, Transmittals for Applications, IDSs, etc. are no longer necessary, that would shave about an hour off of my day, every day. I stopped using these superfluous items years ago, but older attorneys only see where the rules say you "should" use them. I agree, back when paper filing was the... more »

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Step Backward ... Embedded Fonts are Back ?!

Not sure why there has been a reversion to not allowing for embedded fonts in PDF documents. 🙄

Patent Center was working like a charm previously and allowed for the uploading of PDF documents that EFS-Web did not. The extra work required to make PDF documents image based when converting them from a word processing program is cumbersome and time consuming.

Please eliminate the embedded font issue... more »

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Enable Inactivation of Payment Methods in Financial Center

Please add the option to Disable a payment method from the Financial Center.

 

Right now the only way to remove a payment method is to delete it, which makes all past transaction records unavailable.

 

There should be an option to set a payment method to Inactive, either permanently or temporarily.

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"FILED BY" should be practitioner rather than sponsored person

On the Electronic Acknowledgement Receipt for filing any documents, Patent Center specifies in the FILED BY field the name of the person who uploaded the documents for filing. But where a practitioner's sponsored assistant uploads documents and the practitioner is the one who reviews and submits the uploaded documents, that field should specify the practitioner's name rather than the sponsored assistant's name, since... more »

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Add attorney docket number to search field on Patent Center Home

The "Search for a patent application" field on the Patent Center home page should be revised to include attorney docket number as one of the options for searching. PAIR allows for searching by attorney docket number, and it is very common for a practitioner to search by attorney docket number. Thanks.

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Update application address missing from PatentCenter

One of our listserv members observes: the "update application address" function of Private PAIR is missing from Patentcenter. This is an important feature and should not disappear in Patent Center

This is Patentcenter Feature Request FR19 in the PatentCenter Feature Request web page maintained by the PatentCenter listserv at https://patentcenter-tickets.oppedahl.com/patentcenter-feature-requests/.

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