Modernization of PAIR

In this campaign, our goal is to enhance the user experience for checking the status of patent applications. Please share with us your ideas on how we can improve the PAIR and e-Office Action user experience. For more information visit PAIR.

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put patent document in PAIR

I think the issued patent should be a document in the image filewrapper in PAIR

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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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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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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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"Bulk" patent application bibliographical XML download

Currently, in private PAIR, there are, more or less, two options to download XML-related data for a patent application. One option is the ability to download a list of applications associated with a customer number and includes general status information. Another option is to XML download a more detailed set of information pertaining to a specific patent application - this can be done one application at a time. For ...more »

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Enable Request to Delete Attorney Data After Issuance

Because Power of Attorney effectively ends at issuance, practitioners are prevented from withdrawing as attorney of record in issued patents. This can lead the public into believing that a practitioner is responsible when they are not. Law firms routinely transfer files back and forth. Some practitioners do not feel it is necessary to file a new POA for issued patents because POA is technically "ineffective." Given ...more »

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Download Examiner-cited references to IDS

Currently, whenever the Examiner cites references, you have to manually hand-key them into an IDS form for submission in other cases. As the form we see in PAIR is obviously auto-generated, or at least all info contained therein is stored separately - see as proof the 'Download References' functionality - give us the option to download e.g. XML data for all references cited that can be imported directly into an IDS. ...more »

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Expand and combine "Continuity Data" and "Foreign Priority"

It would be convenient if all "Patent Family Information" were provided in a single screen. This would include "Continuity Data", "Foreign Priority Data" and also all known foreign patent applications in the "Patent Family", similar to that found on WIPO and Espacenet. This involves 2 items: 1. Consolidation of "Continuity" and "Priority" information onto one page; and 2. Inclusion of "Patent Family" data on PAIR. ...more »

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Separate Terminal Disclaimer Tab

A separate tab for terminal disclaimers would be helpful, indicating which patent/application is disclaimed, or perhaps linking to the document itself. A "map" layout might be useful.

 

Additionally, if the face of the patent itself could also contain which patent/application is disclaimed, that would reduce time searching through the file history.

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Patent Expiration Date

It would be very helpful if the patent expiration date was visible on PAIR, perhaps in the Application Data tab.

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NPL Documents Downloadable/Viewable

NPLs should be available for download from the image file wrapper tab, just like foreign references. It would save time and expense, especially since there is no way to do a sanity check regarding whether the correct NPL was filed except by trying to match the page count.

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