(@ntownsley)

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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.

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(@susan.murphy)

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Sponsored User and pre-populated email address on EFS

There was a recent change to the MyUSPTO when filing either a new patent application or follow-on patent filing where the sponsored user's email address was pre-populated. Our firm does not use the sponsored user's email address as a way of communicating. Our firm has a general email box for communicating with the USPTO. I would like to see that change reversed as soon as possible so we can input our general email... more »

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(@kmingushmb)

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Personalizing Widgets

When personalizing widgets, it would be nice to be able to move a widget directly to the bottom of a column. Currently, to move a widget to the bottom, I have to move it first above the widget currently at the bottom and then move the bottom widget above the one i want at the bottom.

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(@simonkahn)

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Passwords

There is no reason for having these constant password changes. This only makes it more difficult to use.

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(@nkopp0)

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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 »

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(@christianovitch)

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Sponsorship issues in context of a firm

The new sponsorship tool is, I'm happy to report, a snap to use. However, there are some issues with the sponsorship paradigm that should be rectified ASAP. First, there is no way for a firm (or any customer number owner) to see who has access to a given customer number by way of sponsorship--you can check which practitioners are associated with a customer number quite easily, but there is no mechanism that allows customer... more »

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(@jiauerbach)

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Firm vs. Individual Users

It's not clear whether you are setting up a system in which every member of a firm who files an application would need a separate uspto.gov account or whether the account should be in the name of a single firm administrator. It appears that you want individual accounts, however, firms typically use a single email address for all uspto correspondence, so it is not possible for individuals to each set up an account. Tie... more »

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(@annasun)

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How to create an account

I have failed in creating an account for many times, How to complete in creating an account and pay the maintenance fee?

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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 »

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(@judiths)

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System Status Should start with date and time

There is a block that shows the system status but currently the amount of information displayed is insufficient for any decision making/evaluation. For example, this is what I currently see: Public PAIR Maintenance Public PAIR Maintenance The USPTO will perform maintenance on Public Patent Application Informati... This is not useful. What I would like to see is: Public PAIR Maintenance Private PAIR will be Unavailable... more »

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