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The "Automated Interview Request (AIR)" form requires mandatory acceptance of "a copy of this communication will be made of record in the application file" AND a listing of the user's email address. Uh... no. Posting email addresses by making them "of record" means that these email addresses can be automatically harvested or (worse yet) manually harvested for spam purposes. The end result is to basically render ...more »
Most users sign-in using known devices and often known IP addresses. Being forced to complete puzzles of "Identify images showing evidence of dogs having been on the sidewalk" is annoying and serves no useful purpose in the case of known devices.
This is particularly annoying when the user is quite aware of having previously selected the "This is a trusted device" tickbox.
It would be convenient if all "Patent Family Information" were provided in a single screen. This would include "Continuity Data", "Foreign Priority Data" and also all known foreign patent applications in the "Patent Family", similar to that found on WIPO and Espacenet. This involves 2 items: 1. Consolidation of "Continuity" and "Priority" information onto one page; and 2. Inclusion of "Patent Family" data on PAIR. ...more »
It would be convenient for citation purposes if the paragraph numbers in the published application match those in the specification as-filed. My suggestion is that, so long as the numbering in the as-filed specification meets the USPTO publication guidelines, the original paragraph numbering should be retained in the published specification. The reason is that, while specification amendments are made to the as-filed ...more »