Campaign: Miscellaneous

Facilitate Complete XML Data File Download for Customer Number

There needs to be a better way to get all XML data for all applications associated with a customer number. Currently outgoing correspondence xml data, customer number xml data, and app-specific xml data all have to be downloaded in order to get all relevant data for applications associated with a customer number. This data is used to auto-populate an on-the-fly docket program, whereby custom rules are applied to generate ...more »

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Campaign: Security and Authentication

Eliminate Digital Certificates - Use Modern 2-Factor Auth.

Eliminate the digital certificates and Entrust Java applets in favor of using modern two-factor authentication methods. Here is a good blog post explaining why. http://blog.oppedahl.com/?p=226 Another reason to get rid of the Entrust java system is that many browsers will stop supporting plugins like java that are required for the entrust system to work. For example, Chrome will disable support for the java plugin in ...more »

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Establish Patent Center inactivity timeout to 30 minutes

Due to updated NIST guidelines, the USPTO plans to set the user inactivity timeout to 30 minutes in Patent Center. After 25 minutes of user inactivity, Patent Center will prompt you to continue with the authenticated session. If you do not confirm that that you want to continue, your session will terminate in order to protect your patent application data. In most cases, to sign back in after a timeout, you would only ...more »

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Campaign: Modernization of PAIR

Make All References Cited Available as an XML or CSV Document

Currently we can download the PDF documents for all references cited in a patent or patent application. Most documents appear multiple times. It would be incredibly useful to be able to download an XML or CSV document including citations for all references, including an indication that it has been considered. This would make verifying that everything has been correctly cited much easier. If you want to make it even ...more »

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Campaign: Modernization of PAIR

"Bulk" patent application bibliographical XML download

Currently, in private PAIR, there are, more or less, two options to download XML-related data for a patent application. One option is the ability to download a list of applications associated with a customer number and includes general status information. Another option is to XML download a more detailed set of information pertaining to a specific patent application - this can be done one application at a time. For ...more »

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Campaign: Modernization of PAIR

Search by Atty Docket Number

I'd like it if the "Search by Attorney Docket Number" would include an option to search for numbers "containing" the search string (in addition to the "starts with" choice), to allow easier searching on cases where we've got more than one reference number (for example, our number and the client's reference number) Maybe even better would be to provide a way to assign multiple reference numbers to the same matter, and ...more »

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Campaign: Modernization of PAIR

Entity Status

Since entity status may be updated through Private PAIR, it would be fantastic to have the ability to search by customer number and have returned in the results entity status. This would allow practitioners a quick way to review entity status for potential review. Additional useful, and impressive if possible, would be the ability to select the matters in the list to begin a bulk entity status change rather than having ...more »

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Search by Status or Other Field and Filterable/Refinable Results

It would be nice to have additional fields to search on, such as searching by status. In a recent example relevant to me, i had several cases with issue notifications mailed, and it would be nice to search for that status, or that last mailed item, or other data besides application serial number, patent, application pub, attorney docket, etc. I know you can view recent correspondence, but that lumps everything together ...more »

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Campaign: Modernization of PAIR

Download Examiner-cited references to IDS

Currently, whenever the Examiner cites references, you have to manually hand-key them into an IDS form for submission in other cases. As the form we see in PAIR is obviously auto-generated, or at least all info contained therein is stored separately - see as proof the 'Download References' functionality - give us the option to download e.g. XML data for all references cited that can be imported directly into an IDS. ...more »

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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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