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(@patentparalegal2016)

Miscellaneous

Allow for Multiple Transfers of Property in Single EPAS Session

When recording an assignment, it would be helpful to be able to list several transfers in a single submission. For example, if I have a case where I want to record the assignment from the inventors to company A, then Company A to Company B, it would be nice to do that in a single recordation, instead of two separate recordations. It could operate similar to the way you are able to record the transfer of multiple patents/applications ...more »

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Automated Interview Request (AIR) - overseas telephone number

The form (https://www.uspto.gov/patent/uspto-automated-interview-request-air-form) includes a mandatory phone number field formatted to accept 10 numeric digits. I am located overseas and do not find that this format accommodates a phone number in a foreign country. For one thing, there is no way to indicate that the first two or three digits are the country code. I believe this is usually indicated by preceding the ...more »

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(@dphipps)

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Patent Maintenance Fees Storefront - Next Record and More

Please add a quick link or button to access the next record in the Patent Maintenance Fees Storefront when you perform a bulk look-up. Currently the user has to use the breadcrumb link to return to the Lookup Results before selecting another item. It would be more efficient to simply move forward and backward to the next record. It would be additionally helpful to have the option to: 1) Jump to a specific record; ...more »

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(@judiths)

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Saving Assignment Templates

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 assignor 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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(@jmiller448)

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PTO Communications

I suggest modifying the first page of PTO communications to include the title of the invention. This can help attorneys and agents quickly and easily remember the nature of the invention in question, and also makes for easy reference in filling out PTO forms that include a space for the title. It also puts the title in front of the attorney so as to note any typos that need correction. It is practically free and may ...more »

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(@mkitces)

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Allow submission of CAD files, such as SVG and DXF

Under this proposal, the submission of certain open-standard computer-aided design (CAD) files would be permitted. The permitted filetypes can be identified in advance, but the idea would be to allow an applicant to supplement the application with a computer file capable of generating 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional visualizations of the applicant's concepts. Submitted CAD files would not replace patent figures and ...more »

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(@reneeo)

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Patent Docket widget in MyUSPTO

For the applications I've saved to a collection in the Patent Docket widget, I would love a link within the frame to take me to PAIR to view the application.

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(@dphipps)

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MyUSPTO Improvement - Add Drop-Downs to MyUSPTO Links

The MyUSPTO links available on every USPTO web page should include a drop-down menu to either:

Sign In

Create Account

What Is It? (link to home page)

 

Having to click on the MyUSPTO link and then click on Sign In seems excessive when you know what you want. Even in the event that a user clicks on Sign In when they do not yet have an account, the sign in dialog box gives them the option to create one.

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Change 37 CFR 1.55(f) Requirement for Certified Copy

The rules specify at 37 CFR 1.55(f) the deadlines for filing a certified copy of the priority document. Failure to file a certified copy results in loss of priority benefits. Related rules specify requirements for a Petition to accept late filing of a certified copy of the priority document. There is no statutory requirement for a certified copy of the priority document. This is 2019!! Nobody, including patent examiners, ...more »

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(@alanflum)

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Pre-exam policies and procedures should be public

Most of the internal pre-examination procedures are opaque outside of the USPTO. It would be very help to have, in writing, on the USPTO website the exact internal procedures used to evaluate whether a Power of Attorney form, drawings, application data sheet, etc. are compliant. This would help reduce errors and ultimately reduce USPTO staff work load.

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(@phealy)

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ADS Priority Claim

Under the Domestic Benefit/National Stage Information section, since the first radio button labeled "Remove" does not work, could it be changed to "Add" instead (that works), so that when a Continuation, Divisional, or Continuation-in-part application is filed we can simply use the ADS from the parent application and choose the "Add" button to add our priority application? This would be extremely helpful especially when ...more »

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(@howard.springer)

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Modern Petition and Docket Software Suite

I think there needs to be an updated petition and docket management system, that allows for easy access to docket information and reports, as well as petition/decision tracking. There are too many choices such as PALM, IFW, eDAN, etc. One centralized system with automated notifiers would be great.

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