(@judiths)

Miscellaneous

Include IDS Notice when sending out references with a NOA

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.

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(@stanprotigal)

Leveraging Text (DOCX)

Need far more material on equations in .docx filing

It appears the only information on acceptable equation formats is in "Quick_Start_Guide_DOCX_Intake.docx", as an off-hand reference to "Unsupported OLE Objects", which states: "(Supported OLE Objects include Visio.Drawing.11, Equation.DSMT4, ACD.ChemSketch.20, ChemDraw.Document.6.0, Equation.3)" The one used with most versions of MS Word is "Equation.3". "Equation.3" had not been maintained for a number of years.... more »

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(@dphipps)

Miscellaneous

Securing USPTO online access

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that data mining is a concern of the Office, however, the Customer Number practice was intended to help avoid access to unpublished applications...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 »

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Patent Center Beta Release

"Attorney Docket #" missing from fee-payment process

Patent Center seems to not be associating the attorney docket number of a submission with a fee payment for that submission. When going from Patent Center to the fee payment page, the fee payment confirmation shows an "Attorney Docket #" column, but it's empty. This results in accounting problems for the practitioner, where the practitioner cannot readily tell from deposit account payment records what attorney docket... more »

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Patent Center Beta Release

Scrolling through an application record

There is no apparent way that I can find for scrolling through the Documents and Transactions view of a patent application record (corresponding to the Transaction History tab and IFW tab in PAIR). There should be. The only way I have found to navigate those screens is to tab across the column headings, which eventually skips down to the bottom of the page, allowing the number of items on a page to be reduced to the... more »

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(@dphipps)

Patent Center Beta Release

Eliminate CN Association Warning for Follow-On Submissions

Practitioners often file documents in existing matters when the client moves their work from one practitioner to another. Therefore, a new Power of Attorney is usually filed to associate the application record with a new customer number. It is understood that the practitioner is not associated with the customer number of the prior counsel. Please eliminate the warning for follow-on filings to reduce the number of clicks... more »

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Patent Center Beta Release

"FILED BY" should be practitioner rather than sponsored person

On the Electronic Acknowledgement Receipt for filing any documents, Patent Center specifies in the FILED BY field the name of the person who uploaded the documents for filing. But where a practitioner's sponsored assistant uploads documents and the practitioner is the one who reviews and submits the uploaded documents, that field should specify the practitioner's name rather than the sponsored assistant's name, since... more »

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(@dphipps)

Patent Center Beta Release

Step Backward ... Embedded Fonts are Back ?!

Not sure why there has been a reversion to not allowing for embedded fonts in PDF documents. 🙄 Patent Center was working like a charm previously and allowed for the uploading of PDF documents that EFS-Web did not. The extra work required to make PDF documents image based when converting them from a word processing program is cumbersome and time consuming. Please eliminate the embedded font issue... more »

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(@chrisspradling1980)

Leveraging Text (DOCX)

Identification of Intelligent Information Services reliance

Automation coupling with a Human subject matter requires a procedure identifying and verification of the connectivity between Intelligent Information Services and Human Interoperator Distributor. It is clear to see policy formation oversight has implemented strict procedures which enable "organizational" catalyst promoting aggressive disassembling of a targeted jurisdictional subject matter. This subject matter should... more »

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Patent Center Beta Release

Add attorney docket number to search field on Patent Center Home

The "Search for a patent application" field on the Patent Center home page should be revised to include attorney docket number as one of the options for searching. PAIR allows for searching by attorney docket number, and it is very common for a practitioner to search by attorney docket number. Thanks.

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