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Patentcenter should check an uploaded ADS for a signature.

One of our listserv members suggests: Patentcenter should check an uploaded ADS for a signature.

When an ADS turns out to be unsigned, or not correctly signed, or not signed by a practitioner, it leads to a cascade of problems. It often takes months or a lot of money, or both, to fix the problems. It would be trivially easy for Patentcenter to check an uploaded computer-readable Form PTO/AIA/14 (Application Data Sheet)... more »

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PatentCenter validation of AIA/14 non-inventor applicant field

One of our listserv members says: Patentcenter should check to see whether the filer failed to check at least one "excuse" box in the non-inventor applicant section of the computer-readable Form PTO/AIA/14.

When a filer uploads Form PTO/AIA/14 (Application Data Sheet), Patentcenter should carry out validations. As mentioned in other submissions, Patentcenter should validate priority claims against DAS.

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PatentCenter should display DAS retrieval results

One of our listserv members requests: Patentcenter should display, in the priority tab, the results of the retrieval attempt from DAS. If the retrieval from DAS worked, it needs to say so, along with the date that it happened and whether or not that date satisfies the 4-and-16 date. If the retrieval from DAS failed, it needs to say so. This is Feature Request FR22 from the PatentCenter listserv Feature Request pate at... more »

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PatentCenter should display DAS cross-check results

One of our listserv members requests: Patentcenter should display, in the priority tab, the results of the cross-check against DAS. It needs to show the smiley face or the puzzled face or the frowny face. (See related Ideascale item #555, "Validate priority claim against DAS") This is Feature Request FR21 from the PatentCenter listserv Feature Request pate at https://patentcenter-tickets.oppedahl.com/patentcenter-feature-requests/.... more »

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Validate priority claim against DAS

One of our listserv members requests: Patentcenter should validate a would-be priority claim against DAS when possible.

Getting a priority claim wrong in a patent application is a serious matter. There's a super-simple thing that ePCT does to prevent many ways of getting priority claims wrong, that Patentcenter fails to do. Of course, Patentcenter should do the same validation that ePCT does — cross-checking against... more »

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Credit card charge records - missing attorney docket number

When we receive records of credit card charges for paying PTO fees in connection with Patent Center filings, the records do not show our attorney docket numbers for the cases at issue. That makes accounting on our end quite difficult, as we need to manually correlate the records with our case numbers. We do not encounter this problem with filings through EFS. So this seems like something that the PTO could fix in Patent... more »

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Download and search options

There are two features available in Private Pair, which are no longer available in Patent Center.

The first one is in the search options, where it's no longer possible to search by docket number. This was useful, for example, when the system did not immediately find via application number.

The second feature was when selecting to download a PDF. In Private Pair it is possible to open the document without first saving.... more »

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"Sort by patent number" in the workbench does not work correctly

One of our listserv members reports: Sorting applications in the workbench by patent number does not work correctly.

The coders who designed the Patentcenter workbench made a mistake in the "sort by patent number" function. The way I encountered this mistake by the Patentcenter coders is that I had hoped to generate a list of the most recent three issued US utility patents that we obtained in our work for a particular... more »

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Formatting of PCT application numbers

PAIR formats PCT application numbers as PCT/USyy/nnnnn, while Espacenet formats PCT application numbers as PCT/USyyyy/nnnnnn, with PAIR dropping leading zeros.

Both are valid, but the difference means that automatic checking systems flag differences between what's in PAIR and your records if you use the Espacenet format, and between what's in Espacenet and your records if you use the PAIR format. It would really be good... more »

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Update application address missing from PatentCenter

One of our listserv members observes: the "update application address" function of Private PAIR is missing from Patentcenter. This is an important feature and should not disappear in Patent Center

This is Patentcenter Feature Request FR19 in the PatentCenter Feature Request web page maintained by the PatentCenter listserv at https://patentcenter-tickets.oppedahl.com/patentcenter-feature-requests/.

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Ordering certified copies

One of our listserv members requests: Application Bibliographic Data needs a link to order a certified copy of the application and an additional link to order a certified copy of the file wrapper.

This is Patentcenter Feature Request FR18 in the PatentCenter Feature Request web page maintained by the PatentCenter listserv at https://patentcenter-tickets.oppedahl.com/patentcenter-feature-requests/.

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Link to EPAS

One of our listserv members requests: If you are on a page for a particular application, provide a link to the USPTO Electronic Patent Assignment System

This is Patentcenter Feature Request FR17 in the PatentCenter Feature Request web page maintained by the PatentCenter listserv at https://patentcenter-tickets.oppedahl.com/patentcenter-feature-requests/.

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Inserting other customer number in 85B

One of our listserv members requests: PatentCenter should have an option to input any customer number (including ones not associated with filer/filer's firm) as Fee Address in web-based Form 85B

This is Patentcenter Feature Request FR15 in the PatentCenter Feature Request web page maintained by the PatentCenter listserv at https://patentcenter-tickets.oppedahl.com/patentcenter-feature-requests/.

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Splitting DOCX files

One of our listserv members requests: Split uploaded documents after conversion to PDF. Fewer conversion problems would be created if uploaded DOCX document were first converted to PDF and then split into sections.

This is Patentcenter Feature Request FR14 in the PatentCenter Feature Request web page maintained by the PatentCenter listserv at https://patentcenter-tickets.oppedahl.com/patentcenter-feature-requests/.

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Hiding applications in Workbench

One of our listserv members requests: PatentCenter should have a way to hide applications from the default view in the Workbench. The ePCT system has an archive feature that lets a user 'archive' an international application that you do not need to access on a regular basis so that it is hidden from your default Workbench view. You can access the international applications that you have archived quickly and simply by... more »

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