(@ggroover)

Modernization of PAIR

Enable *full* XML download of many applications at once

If you download the XML data for a number of applications at once (e.g. for everything under a given customer number), you get significantly less data for each application than if you pulled the XML data for each application separately. Let there be an option to pull the complete XML data for multiple applications at once, please (and preferably all applications at once).

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(@lisa.tran)

Modernization of EFS-Web

Next Generation Application Filing

eMod is planning to automate many data entry tasks when filing a new patent application via Patent Center. On the initial step of the filing process, we are proposing the option to allow users to upload their completed ADS, and have the system extract the required basic information automatically. Would you like this feature? Please see the mock-ups in the attachments section below or at the links listed, and share your ...more »

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(@dratoff1)

Modernization of EFS-Web

Applications associated with a particular practitioner

Right now, a single customer number is associated with a particular client, and/or firm. Multiple practitioners are typically associated with each customer number. Yet only 1-3 practitioners (prosecuting practitioner and their supervisor(s)) are actually responsible for a particular case. It would be helpful to the practitioner if there was a way within PAIR to view their cases. Most practitioners buy expensive software, ...more »

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(@dratoff1)

Modernization of PAIR

Transaction history of multiple applications.

Transaction history as currently implemented in Private PAIR is a valuable tool for providing insight as to where a particular application is in an Examiner's docket. I use it check on the status on a daily basis of a small subset of the applications in prosecution that need special handling For example: 1. if I want to call an examiner after it enters his docket to arrange an interview. 2. I need to submit an IDS ...more »

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(@ahershkovitz)

Modernization of EFS-Web

IDS Submissions in Related Cases

Enable applicants to identify related applications for purposes of IDS considerations. By simply checking a box, Examiners would then have the IDS submissions in related cases presented for their consideration and initialing without requiring applicants to complete duplicate IDS forms.

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(@todd00)

Modernization of EFS-Web

Let inventors sign online using digital certificate signature

It might improve efficiency of application processing if attorneys could email a link to clients/inventors where they could sign documents online. Applicants and inventors could sign powers of attorney, inventors could sign declarations and assignments, and owners could sign 3.73c statements, using a digital time-stamped signature, like the kind you can get from Comodo for free.

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(@eherring)

Security and Authentication

Assignment E-Filing

Currently when e-filing an Assignment you are only required to enter the Application #. This is a major flaw because there are instances where there was a typo in the Application # and the Assignment was uploaded to the wrong Application. The confirmation # should also be required for e-filing an Assignment to ensure accuracy. There should also be a better view of the uploaded documents, so that the documents can ...more »

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(@warrenwolfeld)

Modernization of EFS-Web

It should not be necessary to submit prosecution documents

This has been suggested often in multiple forums: It should not be necessary to submit prosecution documents from other USPTO cases, since the Examiner already has access to them. It should be sufficient to list them on an IDS. Optionally the system could be enhanced to allow the user to select docs to cite from a drop-down list of the IFW of the other case, and that would allow the system to describe it in the IDS in ...more »

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(@rob.teel)

Modernization of PAIR

File wrapper synchronization using Box, Dropbox, or Google Drive

The USPTO should support file synchronization (e.g., Box, Dropbox, or Google Drive support). PDF documents in the image file wrapper should automatically synchronize to subscribed users' Box, Dropbox, or Google Drive folder. Authorized practitioners and applicants could subscribe to private folders, whereas published application documents could be made available in public folders. My experience is that applicants typically ...more »

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(@voconnor)

Modernization of PAIR

Link to EFS-Web directly from Private PAIR

I would love to see an addition in Private PAIR to link directly into EFS-Web. For instance if I am reviewing a case in Private PAIR and I need to file something on the matter, I can click on the "EFS-Web" link and it will take me to the initial screen for EFS-Web but the application number and confirmation number are already pre-filled in for me so that I don't need to flip back and forth between the screens to fill ...more »

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