Patent Center Beta Release

"Submitting on behalf of" field has to be selected twice

When filing under the sponsorship of a registered practitioner, the Beta currently requires you to select the practitioner you are filing under once at the beginning, then when you get to the final page before submitting it states that you are "working under the authority of undefined" and are required to select the sponsoring practitioner a second time. This seems redundant and would be beneficial if it auto-selected... more »

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Patent Center Beta Release

Training Mode Options

Is there a possibility to add additional Tabs for example "Existing/Workbench/Manage" in training mode to facilitate testing of formal documents (POA/IDS/Missing Parts and other similar documents. This would provide beta testers more options to test and validate.

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Rashida Haji

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Leveraging Text (DOCX)

Template(s) would be helpful

It would seem helpful, to both the applicant and the Office, to have access to a .docx template that we can start from.

This could have acceptable fonts, type size, line spacing, margins, page numbering, correct headings and section breaks where required (such as for Claims, Abstract), suitable numbering for lines and paragraphs (if bold para. numbering in .docx will be a new requirement, currently optional per MPEP),... more »

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Patent Center Beta Release

Add scroll bar to document descriptions menu

When selecting the appropriate document description while filing, there doesn't seem to be a scroll bar to scroll through the menu list. I have to choose the wrong description and then edit it by typing in the name of the description I need. There should be a scroll bar so I can scroll through to the bottom of the list.

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Web ADS, Inventor section: "Save as new inventor" button

In the Web ADS Inventors section for new submissions, there is an "Edit new inventor" dialog box that allows an existing inventor to be edited. I recommend adding a "Save as new inventor" button to this dialog box, which will facilitate entry of additional inventors who share some or all of the Name, Residence, and Mailing address info as an already entered inventor.

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Patent Center Beta Release

Saving a submission/Reviewing the saved submission

We typically will have a paralegal/staff member load a filing to Patent Center (PC) and then the working attorney and Supervising attorney will go in to PC and review the filing before submitting. It would be very helpful if:

1) when the filing is saved there is some sort of popup or easy to read notification that it's been saved and then go back to the Workbench or some sort of "closure" once it's been saved instead... more »

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Fees included on Acknowledgment receipt

Similar to current EFS receipt, we would like to see the Patent Center receipt options to save/email receipt AFTER payment of any associated fees, and would like to see confirmation of fees paid on the actual receipt Currently, you have to submit your documents, save/email receipt, then pay fees and save a separate receipt.

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