Campaign: Modernization of EFS-Web

Access Financial Manager via EFS login

After logging in to EFS using your PKI certificate, if you need to pay for something, you need to log in again to Financial Manager. This wastes time and often (for me at least) the link forwarding you to the financial manager page is broken, which means you cannot pay in the same session and causes a whole different set of problems. I suggest somehow linking access to financial manager to a given PKI certificate so ...more »

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Allow different EFS filings to be opened in different tabs

Many attorneys work with staff members that help prepare documents and upload them to EFS for the attorney to review before filing. For IDS filings of complex families of cases, for example, this can mean having to review dozens of filings. Currently, each filing can only be opened one at a time, after about 8 clicks and repeated downward scrolls through the EFS page. Going back and seeing the next filing takes another ...more »

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Information links on EFS are unsuable

The 'more information' links on EFS link to either an Error 404 page or a page with the note that they are no longer maintained and not a part of the new website.

 

I assume this is a new issue now that uspto.gov has been redesigned, but it's a pretty major faux pas.

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Campaign: Modernization of EFS-Web

EFS IDs too closely resemble serial numbers

It has caused problems at various times that the leading information on the EFS acknowledgement receipt is an "EFS ID" that often too closely resembles a serial number and does not seem to have any purpose to the receiver of the receipt. It would be nice if the application information itself were the leading information on the receipt, of if the EFS ID were something other than a string of 8 numbers like an application ...more »

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Campaign: Modernization of EFS-Web

Real-Time EFS-Web/PAIR Unavailability Screen

It would be nice if, when EFS and/or PAIR go down, the screen indicating the system is unavailable had real-time information such as the time it went down, the current time, and any updates regarding getting it back online (such as an ETA). I think it may be useful to know how long it has been down and the likelihood of when it may come back online in order to make a contingency plan (since the actual EFS web-contingency ...more »

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Fix menu sorting in EFS

This is a tiny tweak that would make things easier - currently, the dropdown menu to classify the files you're uploading is sorted alphabetically, but in a case-sensitive ordering. For example, in the petitions block of descriptions, there's a set of descriptions starting with 'Petition For', followed by a set of descriptions starting with 'Petition for'. Make the sorting case-insensitive instead, please.

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Campaign: Modernization of PAIR

Make PAIR and EFS more accessible (stop using frames)

Currently, everything in PAIR uses coding frames to serve data. This is why all of PAIR has a single URL, why opening a two PAIR windows or two EFS windows doesn't let you do two things in parallel, and why you can't refresh or navigate forward or backward without it going haywire. Instead of the current setup, switch to a page-based, rather than frame-based, architecture. This would have tremendous benefits. Pulling ...more »

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Campaign: Security and Authentication

Cryptographic Public Private Key in lieu of JAVA enabled EFS

Java EFS file seems problematic and regularly crashes. Updating JAVA for other web applications can impair EFS authentication. Could switching to a private pubic key system, with unique keys generated for each unique user solve this problem? Is there a better way to get around the refs file?

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ADS form improvement

Preparing an ADS is simply a pain. Even worse is preparation of an ADS with corrections. It would be easier if there was some way to either correct or modify an ADS from EFS or at least provide a way to use underline and strikethrough on the ADS fillable form.

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