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Patent Center Beta Release

Patent Center Beta Release

Menu Bar labels on submission screen

The menu bar labels on the submission screen are confusing. "New Submission" is used for an initial submission to start a proceeding (including an application), while "Existing Submission" is used for a follow-on submission in an existing proceeding. But a new follow-on submission is still a new submission so that can be confusing, while "existing submission" sounds like a saved submission to be edited or filed. Why... more »

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Fees included on Acknowledgment receipt

Similar to current EFS receipt, we would like to see the Patent Center receipt options to save/email receipt AFTER payment of any associated fees, and would like to see confirmation of fees paid on the actual receipt Currently, you have to submit your documents, save/email receipt, then pay fees and save a separate receipt.

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Eliminate CN Association Warning for Follow-On Submissions

Practitioners often file documents in existing matters when the client moves their work from one practitioner to another. Therefore, a new Power of Attorney is usually filed to associate the application record with a new customer number. It is understood that the practitioner is not associated with the customer number of the prior counsel. Please eliminate the warning for follow-on filings to reduce the number of clicks... more »

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Assignment Document

It appears that a pdf of the assignment may be available for viewing under the "Assignments" side tab (see attached screen snip), however, when I click on the pdf icon to view the document, an error message pops up (see attached screen snip). Is this an individual occurrence or others having this same issue?

Thank you.

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Drag-and-Drop Bug - Random Reordering of Files

The drag-and-drop feature is a big time-saver, but there appears to be a bug that detracts from some of the ease-of-use. Specifically, the files that are dropped are not listed in the order they were in in the source folder. For example, if you drag documents from a source folder that are alphabetically listed, that order is not preserved in the uploaded documents. However, if you use the Browse... button to go to that... more »

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Returning to Search Result List

Is there a way to return to the original search list after viewing individual results from the list? For example, a search parameter returns a list of 10 applications. I click on the first application on the list to view the application details, but I cannot return to the original search list to review the other 9 applications, without having to re-enter the search parameters again. Please provide a way to return to the... more »

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Document Type Bug - Appears assigned but is NOT

There is a bug in the Document Type drop-down box that makes it appear that a document type is assigned to a document when it actually is ++not++. It only seems to occur when you paste a document type into the drop-down and then click elsewhere. This scenario occurs fairly frequently, for example, when doing IDS uploads--you've uploaded 50 Foreign References using drag-and-drop and now have to go back and assign the "Foreign... more »

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"Submitting on behalf of" field has to be selected twice

When filing under the sponsorship of a registered practitioner, the Beta currently requires you to select the practitioner you are filing under once at the beginning, then when you get to the final page before submitting it states that you are "working under the authority of undefined" and are required to select the sponsoring practitioner a second time. This seems redundant and would be beneficial if it auto-selected... more »

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Getting back to correspondence list from an application record

When reviewing an application record reached from a filtered Outgoing Correspondence list, there does not appear to be any way to go back to the filtered correspondence list. The browser "Back" function will take you back to the default list, but then you have to apply the filter again (and wait). Private PAIR has a tab/button for returning to the correspondence list. Please add such a button to Patent Center.

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Include a Tab or Dropdown to Set Preferences

It would be very helpful to be able to set preferences for viewing and other tasks both in Workbench and other modules of Patent Center and have these saved with our profiles so they are remembered each time we log in. For example, for Workbench it would be great to be able to set the following preferences: number of items per page (instead of always defaulting to ten), the order they are presented (i.e., which column... more »

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