Modernization of EFS-Web

In this campaign, our goal is to enhance the user experience with the electronic filing system. Please share with us your ideas on how we can improve the PAIR and e-Office Action user experience. For more information visit EFS-Web .

(@judiths)

Modernization of EFS-Web

Provide notification of Deposit Account Use

Send an email notification every time the deposit account is used.

 

You have an email address associated with the account.

 

Please send an email, indicating the serial number, attorney reference number, and what was charged and for what. Ideally, it would also include the remaining deposit account balance.

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(@judiths)

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Cross-IDS Matters Automatically

We often file two or more related cases. One of the most frustrating parts of prosecution is having to keep up with cross-filing references between related applications.

 

But the Patent Office has both data sets available. It would be amazing if we could simply indicate that two cases are related enough for cross-referencing, without having to file the references, and sometimes office actions and responses.

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(@voconnor)

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MY USPTO - Patent Docket Portfolio View

I love that we can add cases to the My USPTO page to monitor easily, but currently the only view for each portfolio is by the title of the application. I would love to see an option to chose what fields to be displayed in that section. For example as a personal preference, I would much rather prefer to see application number and attorney docket number rather than the title. Also I assume this will change eventually, ...more »

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(@ahershkovitz)

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IDS Submissions in Related Cases

Enable applicants to identify related applications for purposes of IDS considerations. By simply checking a box, Examiners would then have the IDS submissions in related cases presented for their consideration and initialing without requiring applicants to complete duplicate IDS forms.

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(@judiths)

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Deposit Account Data: Smarter Access

Right now, you can get your Deposit Account on a monthly basis by downloading the monthly statements.

 

There is no way to search transactions, or even download transactions over a longer period than one month. It would be very useful to be able to download all transactions for a longer time period than one month.

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(@stanprotigal)

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Please remove capcha for known devices and known IP addresses.

Most users sign-in using known devices and often known IP addresses. Being forced to complete puzzles of "Identify images showing evidence of dogs having been on the sidewalk" is annoying and serves no useful purpose in the case of known devices.

 

This is particularly annoying when the user is quite aware of having previously selected the "This is a trusted device" tickbox.

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(@warrenwolfeld)

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It should not be necessary to submit prosecution documents

This has been suggested often in multiple forums: It should not be necessary to submit prosecution documents from other USPTO cases, since the Examiner already has access to them. It should be sufficient to list them on an IDS. Optionally the system could be enhanced to allow the user to select docs to cite from a drop-down list of the IFW of the other case, and that would allow the system to describe it in the IDS in ...more »

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(@jmiller448)

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Corrections during filing of applications

Currently, if you discover that you have made a typo or checked a wrong box in the first part of a new application filing, there seems to be no way to go back and fix it without losing all of your uploads. You should be able to edit and fix these things easily at least prior to actual submission.

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(@drhoads)

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Web85b

For the entity size indication, when keeping the existing entity size at undiscounted, the resulting form states that it is a request to "change" to undiscounted status. To sharp-eyed clients, this looks like we filed in the incorrect status and are having to change it. Would prefer a wording that includes the statement that we are confirming the current entity size, which is what it says on the form when you are filling ...more »

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(@bburke)

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Information links on EFS are unsuable

The 'more information' links on EFS link to either an Error 404 page or a page with the note that they are no longer maintained and not a part of the new website.

 

I assume this is a new issue now that uspto.gov has been redesigned, but it's a pretty major faux pas.

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(@drhoads)

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ADS - Applicant / Assignee

If you indicate that the Applicant is the Assignee, the ADS form should automatically populate the Assignee section with the same information (or at least offer a choice to use the same information)

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(@jmiller448)

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ADS form improvement

Preparing an ADS is simply a pain. Even worse is preparation of an ADS with corrections. It would be easier if there was some way to either correct or modify an ADS from EFS or at least provide a way to use underline and strikethrough on the ADS fillable form.

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(@judiths)

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Simplified Continuation Application Filing

A continuation or divisional application generally carries forward the original figures, specification, declaration, etc., as well as the IDS from its parent filing. It would be incredibly helpful if we could easily create a Continuation Application from a currently pending application, with auto-populated IDS, Spec, Figures, ADS. If you want it to be even more helpful, we could propagate any amendments to the Specification ...more »

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