(@ntownsley)

Patents

Simplified web site for experienced users

The USPTO website is good but it includes lots of explanations. These are necessary for those who are not well versed in the site but it slows down experienced users. It would be most helpful if there could be a slimmed down version without all the explanations for experienced users. A good place to access this might be the new console.

Voting

13 votes
14 up votes
1 down votes
Active

Patents

New MyUSPTO system - USPTO.gov for e-filing

I have gone through all of the indicated warnings/cues and gone through the processes for (1) changing my MyUSPTO password, and (2) linking MyUSPTO with the EFS online filing and private PAIR system --- yet I continue to get the boxes that indicate I need to go through the process ---- is this just over-cautiousness in the USPTO system? Or does this mean there is something wrong and there remains a risk that I'll be locked... more »

Voting

2 votes
2 up votes
0 down votes
Active
(@mackdan)

Patents

link searches from USPTO office account to MyUSPTO account

I'm a new user of the USPTO search tools. I have been using the search tools/computers at the San Jose USPTO office, but have learned that the workstation accounts are different from the My USPTO accounts and that the searches I create on the USPTO workstations does not show up in MyUSPTO web based account. Can These be connected?

Voting

1 vote
1 up votes
0 down votes
Active

Patents

Patent Docket

It would be nice if we could monitor patent applications that we have filed under our customer number right away. For some reason, it seems you have to wait until they are published.

Voting

23 votes
23 up votes
0 down votes
Active
(@mdbeck)

Patents

PAIR authentication

Allow secondary authentication rather than restrict PAIR authentication to one of the two options (email or phone). During the recent problem with email authentication it would have been nice to be able to temporarily switch to phone authentication.

Voting

0 votes
1 up votes
1 down votes
Active
(@irateuser)

Patents

Two-factor authorization is excessive

Being required to use two-factor-authorization nearly every time I login to access Private PAIR is excessive. It is a nuisance and cookies should be used to avoid requiring more than a password when using the same computer.

Voting

9 votes
9 up votes
0 down votes
Active
(@kmingushmb)

Patents

Add Widgets label

Since when you click on the + Add widgets button, you can add or remove widgets, it seems that this button should be relabeled to either "+/- Widgets" or "Add/Remove Widgets"

Voting

10 votes
10 up votes
0 down votes
Active
(@mitchcolvin)

Patents

Examiner Data

It would be helpful to have a view of the examiners' dockets.

Voting

3 votes
3 up votes
0 down votes
Active
(@kmingushmb)

Patents

Expand/Collapse All

This may become more useful when there are more widgets available but it would be nice to have an Expand All and a Collapse All button in the upper right corner of the page so that you can quickly open any not already open or close any that are not already closed instead of having to do one at a time.

Voting

6 votes
6 up votes
0 down votes
Active
(@nkopp0)

Patents

Use myUSPTO to link Customer Numbers and EFP files

Would be great to use myUSPTO to link the following: - Users (myUSPTO accounts) - Firms/Companies (Customer Numbers) - Attorneys/Agents (EFP files) - Accounting (USPTO Financial) Attorneys could allow users access to their filing credentials, change their info, etc. Firms and companies could add/remove users and attorneys on their customer numbers and financial accounts. Users could have all of their authorized filing... more »

Voting

14 votes
15 up votes
1 down votes
Active

Patents

PATENT DOCKET_Email alerts for changes in Image File Wrapper

Dear Sir/Ma'am, Firstly, heartfelt gratitude for providing email-notifications for "change in status" for public patents and patent applications under Patent Dockets widget in MyUSPTO. It is a welcome move and would help Patent analyst community across the globe immensely. I wish to share an idea that can this facility be extended to provide email alerts for "changes in Image Wrapper" for public patents and patent applications?... more »

Voting

6 votes
6 up votes
0 down votes
Active