Miscellaneous

Submitted by (@reneeo)

Favorite Attorneys on MyUSPTO

When we log into MyUSPTO and go to file a patent or check PAIR, we are asked to pick a practitioner. As it stands now, the list is haphazard and in no particular order. I saw another submitter suggest that the practitioners be in alphabetical order. I like that idea but I'd like to take it one step further. How about having favorite practitioners? My firm currently has 48, but the ones I work with the most are less than ...more »

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Security and Authentication

Submitted by (@rdowns)

Recommend removing reCAPTCHA for login scheme

Recommend removing reCAPTCHA and retain two factor authentication for new login scheme or EFS and PAIR. The new PTO login scheme requires dual factor authentication and a reCAPTCHA. The dual factor authentication provides unauthorized login protection, while the reCAPTCHA is intended to prevent automation. The current PTO login scheme that is being depreciated supports automation and the PTO has stated they plan to ...more »

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Miscellaneous

Submitted by (@judiths)

Pull Data into EPAS for Validation of Patent/Application Numbers

Now that we log into My.USPTO.gov when filing assignments as well, it should be easy to pull data from Public or Private PAIR into the Assignment system (EPAS) to ensure that assignments are correctly recorded. During the validation step, the system should display the title and inventors of the patent/application numbers, so that the attorney can verify that the correct numbers were entered. Erroneous recordations happen ...more »

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Modernization of EFS-Web

Submitted by (@stanprotigal)

Automated Interview Request (AIR) - publication of email address

The "Automated Interview Request (AIR)" form requires mandatory acceptance of "a copy of this communication will be made of record in the application file" AND a listing of the user's email address. Uh... no. Posting email addresses by making them "of record" means that these email addresses can be automatically harvested or (worse yet) manually harvested for spam purposes. The end result is to basically render ...more »

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Modernization of EFS-Web

Submitted by (@alantaboada)

Sponsor Selectable Access Rights for Private PAIR and EFS-Web

Others have suggested levels of access such as view only or edit. I supposed this is similar or just a particular implementation of that concept. Allow sponsors to select, when sponsoring another individual, if they are sponsored for Private PAIR access, EFS-Web access, or both. This way, someone who for example is sponsored for Private PAIR access only would not be able to e-file, but would only be able to view and ...more »

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Modernization of PAIR

Submitted by (@dphipps)

Alphabetize Practitioners or Allow Sorting

Staff who have been sponsored by more than five (5) practitioners will find it burdensome to sort through the long list when they are not in alphabetical order, or in another list hierarchy they prefer. The list is not sorted by any of the three showing criteria; name, registration number, or email address. Additionally, a filter would be extremely helpful for those staff sponsored by large numbers of practitioners ...more »

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Modernization of EFS-Web

Submitted by (@dphipps)

Moving Between Sponsors - USPTO.gov Login

Looks like users still need to Sign-off Authenticated Session in order to switch to a different practitioner when using their USPTO.gov account to login. It would be most efficient to have a way to select a new practitioner from the "Sign-off Authenticated Session" link instead of making people log back in to get the practitioner list. I realize this is a temporary solution, but users will be burdened with this until ...more »

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