Notifications relating to payment method status should only be sent to administrators. In large firms such as ours, we have many fee payers who need not be involved in managing payment methods. As such, any user who is not designated as an administrator should not receive administrative like communications. Deposit account status is not distributed to all users, only administrators. The same standard should be used... more »
The Application Data Sheet -current form version EFS Web 2.2.13- lists the Chinese IP office as SIPO whereas it should be changed to CNIPA. It's an easy change for the next iteration of the form!
How about a control on a PAIR record || Application Data tab that opens an EFS session with Existing application selected, Documents and fees selected, and the application number and confirmation number entered?
1) Most of the time I go directly to the files that I manage on Private Pair. It seems to me it would be faster if I could do that right from MyUSPTO. Perhaps one way to do so would be to have controls in Patent Docket for linking to associated files in PAIR, both at the individual level and in bulk. 2) It would be helpful to have controls to edit the Favorites list faster. As it stands, when you add a link, it goes to... more »
For many years, the Information Disclosure form does not allow the addition of U.S. patent numbers less than 1,000,000. Any attempt to add a number in the U.S. patent section with six digits or less brings up the following popup: "Invalid Patent Number format. Patent numbers can be up to 13 charates, with the first two being alpha numeric. EXAMPLE: 99,999,999; 9999999." Trying to fool the form by adding a leading... more »
Allow applicants to opt-out of receiving an original patent grant as many do not wish to store the original documents. Although they are nicely presented, entities with large portfolios find little value in the original ribbon document. Allowing those who do not wish to receive an original is a cost and environment saver. Law firms won't be asked to store thousands of original patent grants, or need to mail these documents... more »
When the Examiner cites new references we usually receive a PAIR notification that reads " 892 - List of References cited by examiner."
We do NOT receive this notice when the new references accompany a Notice of Allowance.
Please fix this, so we receive the appropriate notice.
Where can one go to see if any of the ideas and comments collected through IDEASCALE are being read or if changes/improvements are being made. I see entries from several years ago with a lot of support behind the idea and still no improvement. Just who is monitoring IDEASCALE?
Not Happy. The Office's decision to eliminate the ability to review Public PAIR data while logged into Private PAIR is a huge step in the wrong direction. What you are essentially asking users to do is to have two versions of PAIR open in order to do their daily duties. I understand that data mining is a concern of the Office, however, the Customer Number practice was intended to help avoid access to unpublished applications... more »
Thinking of ways to streamline processes...It would be helpful when you clicked on an examiner's name and it took you to their contact information that there was also an option (with a link) to the Electronic Interview Request form.
It has recently come to our attention that there is at least one customer number out there to which attorneys have been added that are not actually affiliated with the entity that added them to the customer number. For those of us affiliated with multiple customer numbers, this is disturbing. If we accidentally associate an application with this "Phishing Customer number" others could get access to customer-confidential... more »
Currently the form for the Notification to File Corrected Application Papers includes lots of check boxes but little room to enter free-form text. I have spoke to USPTO employees who have said (rightly or wrongly) that they are not permitted to provide free-form text and are instructed only to check boxes on the form. Often, the information conveyed in the checked box is so broad as to be useless and much time is spent... 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 »
Please add the option to Disable a payment method from the Financial Center.
Right now the only way to remove a payment method is to delete it, which makes all past transaction records unavailable.
There should be an option to set a payment method to Inactive, either permanently or temporarily.
ePAS currently does not allow for the recordation of title documents against both the PCT and National Phase records. Users are informed that the application has already been added if either the PCT number or US national number is entered and the user attempts to enter the other. We understand that the National Phase is not a new application, however, there exits separate records for both stages of examination. This... more »