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Workbench / Correspondence / PDF trending idea

When downloading correspondence from Private PAIR the combined PDF file contains bookmarks in the format

"customerno applicationnumber date typeofdocument."

 

The equivalent bookmarks in PatentCenter only include date and type of document. That is unfortunate. The PAIR format allows us to parse a larger PDF file and separate it out into different files following our firm's naming convention. Adding the application... more »

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No way to delete uploaded ADS trending idea

One of our listserv members reports, A Filer uses "Uploaded ADS" and uploads the ADS and uploads all of the other documents for a new patent application. Filer then discovers there is a mistake in the ADS. Filer goes back to the front of the filing screens. Filer clicks to delete the ADS. Filer gets a warning: Removing this application data sheet will result in all previously entered bibliographic data being removed.... more »

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Patentcenter converts a perfectly good PDF into a blank page in trending idea

One of our listserv members reports:

When we e-file a document in EFS-Web or in Patentcenter, our habit is go to later into Private PAIR or Patentcenter to look in IFW to see what is actually there. The goal is to compare what is actually there with what we think we e-filed. In an ideal world "going later to look in IFW" would not even be needed because the USPTO systems would always faithfully store exactly what we... more »

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View Receipt History improperly tied to IFW trending idea

One of our listserv members reports, the View Receipt History function of Patententer, which is clearly intended to try to replicate the "last 40 ack receipts" function of EFS-Web, fails at this because it has a guaranteed latency that is tied to the IFW latency.

The Patentcenter developers have said from the beginning that one design requirement for Patentcenter is to replicate each feature of EFS-Web (and each feature... more »

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Fees included on Acknowledgment receipt trending idea

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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View Receipt History visible only to actual filer trending idea

One of our listserv members reports, the View Receipt History function of Patententer, which is clearly intended to try to replicate the "last 40 ack receipts" function of EFS-Web, fails at this because it is visible only to the actual filer and not to others who are connected with the application.

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Throbber persists too long trending idea

The throbber randomly remains in view and keeps spinning long after the requested action has actually finished. Unfortunately this particular misbehavior of Patentcenter is random. So it is very difficult to reliably demonstrate it. But it happens many times per day for anyone who makes regular use of Patentcenter.

This is Patentcenter trouble ticket CP11 in the PatentCenter Trouble Ticket web page maintained by the... more »

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DOCX produces blank page or incorrect formatting trending idea

Blank window when reviewing document that was uploaded as DOCX and converted by USPTO to PDF. Also, conversion from DOCX to PDF creates issues with formatting of document (headers, footers, title, error messages shown in converted document)

This is Patentcenter trouble ticket CP15 in the PatentCenter Trouble Ticket web page maintained by the PatentCenter listserv at https://patentcenter-tickets.oppedahl.com/.

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Fee payment page is confusing because split on multiple pages trending idea

One of our listserv members reports the fee payment process is split among multiple pages. It's unclear from the first page that you can make additional selections for fee payment on the following page. All available fee payment options should be presented on a single page.

This is Patentcenter trouble ticket CP20 in the PatentCenter Trouble Ticket web page maintained by the PatentCenter listserv at https://patentcenter-tickets.oppedahl.com/.... more »

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Ordering cert copies - Certified Copy Center/Patent Center trending idea

When ordering a certified copy of an unpublished document through Certified Copy Center, we must upload Proof of Entitlement. When ordering by use of dsd@uspto.gov, we are not required to provide Proof of Entitlement. Is there a way to streamline the Certified Copy Center method so we do not have to upload Proof of Entitlement for every order? We are logged into myuspto every time, either through a registered practitioner... more »

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Search and download large sets of data

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I see that there are some changes to Patent Center from the earlier beta version. In the earlier version, there was an option to search applications through customer number, which is not available currently. Even, the customer number field is no longer available at the application data page. I have following recommendations for your consideration:

1. The 'Search by customer number' option should be made available... more »

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Missing class/subclass

One of our listserv members reports one of their applications has a class and subclass in PAIR but has no class or subclass in Patentcenter.

This is Patentcenter trouble ticket CP17 in the PatentCenter Trouble Ticket web page maintained by the PatentCenter listserv at https://patentcenter-tickets.oppedahl.com/.

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ADS does not populate all data into PatentCenter

One of our listserv members reports: I just tried to file an application in Patentcenter. I always use the PTO's fillable-PDF PTO/AIA/14, and I checked that the one I used today is the latest one (02-18). After having uploaded the completed ADS (with no errors reported by Patentcenter) and gone through uploading/categorizing the rest of the application documents, I saw that the final screen with the "submit" button showed... more »

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Patentcenter mishandles diacritical marks in PTO Form AIA 14

One of our listserv members reports:

Patentcenter does a very poor job with diacritical marks. Alpha testers of Patentcenter have been reporting this problem for over a year now and it has not been fixed.

There is not merely some single way that Patentcenter does poorly with diacritical marks. There are multiple lapses in design and implementation quality. I will detail them one by one.

We start with a general notion... more »

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DOCX Patent Application gets loaded as a reference

One of our listserv members reports: The patent application that I just e-filed in DOCX form gets loaded into the "non-patent literature" section of "display references". The impression that one gets is that the Examiner could cite our own patent application against us to prove that our patent application lacks novelty. See article. This is EBC ticket number 1-718687424.

This is Patentcenter trouble ticket CP43 in the... more »

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