Campaign: Modernization of EFS-Web

Enable bulk change of attorneys associated with customer numbers

These days most clients want their own Customer Numbers, so even small firms often have dozens of Customer Numbers.

 

However, if a new attorney joins, or someone leaves, each of the individual customer numbers must be edited.

 

It would be helpful if we could submit a single change, by adding or deleting the user, and selecting the customer numbers that it impacts with a checkbox.

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Entity Status

Since entity status may be updated through Private PAIR, it would be fantastic to have the ability to search by customer number and have returned in the results entity status. This would allow practitioners a quick way to review entity status for potential review. Additional useful, and impressive if possible, would be the ability to select the matters in the list to begin a bulk entity status change rather than having ...more »

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Search by Status or Other Field and Filterable/Refinable Results

It would be nice to have additional fields to search on, such as searching by status. In a recent example relevant to me, i had several cases with issue notifications mailed, and it would be nice to search for that status, or that last mailed item, or other data besides application serial number, patent, application pub, attorney docket, etc. I know you can view recent correspondence, but that lumps everything together ...more »

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Establish Patent Center inactivity timeout to 30 minutes

Due to updated NIST guidelines, the USPTO plans to set the user inactivity timeout to 30 minutes in Patent Center. After 25 minutes of user inactivity, Patent Center will prompt you to continue with the authenticated session. If you do not confirm that that you want to continue, your session will terminate in order to protect your patent application data. In most cases, to sign back in after a timeout, you would only ...more »

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Search by Atty Docket Number

I'd like it if the "Search by Attorney Docket Number" would include an option to search for numbers "containing" the search string (in addition to the "starts with" choice), to allow easier searching on cases where we've got more than one reference number (for example, our number and the client's reference number) Maybe even better would be to provide a way to assign multiple reference numbers to the same matter, and ...more »

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One and Done

This is ridiculous to select User Authentication Method each time you log on. We should only be required to do this once especially if you're using the same (dedicated) computer! It is such a waste of time to do this each time. Below is what we see each time! Select User Authentication Method Authenticate with Java Applet (old method) Authenticate with Java Web Start (new method) Which Authentication Method ...more »

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Stay Logged in to Financial Manager for Same Time as EFS

I submitted a related idea entitled "Access Financial Manager via EFS login". However, even if that is not implemented, a helpful improvement would be to link the log-in to financial manager to your session in EFS-web, such that if you make several submissions in EFS-web you will not be logged out of financial manager if you wait too long between submissions and have to log in again. In the new Patent Center concept, ...more »

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"Oops" options for filing submissions

Often, well hopefully not too often but sometimes, you realize a mistake in a filing as soon as you press the submit button. Examples of such things might be forgetting to include a document in the filing, forgetting to pay an extension of time or other fee, or others. It would be convenient if one or more options existed for correcting a filing immediately following submission. For example, a button on the receipt ...more »

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Warning of possible Fees Due for Extension of Time

I know it is the practitioner's responsibility, but when filing a response to an office action, or missing parts, or other official notice with a shortened statutory period for response, it would be helpful to have a warning that extension of time fees might be due. Nothing to prevent the submission without such payment, but some visually apparent text that notes that the current response may have a particular fee for ...more »

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Make All References Cited Available as an XML or CSV Document

Currently we can download the PDF documents for all references cited in a patent or patent application. Most documents appear multiple times. It would be incredibly useful to be able to download an XML or CSV document including citations for all references, including an indication that it has been considered. This would make verifying that everything has been correctly cited much easier. If you want to make it even ...more »

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