Systems updates
Systems updates

USPTO's IT systems

This page describes recent improvements and new features of USPTO online systems.

For the latest information on operating status and availability of online systems, please visit the systems status page.

Thursday May 25, 2017

MyUSPTO release notes from May 25, 2017

You spoke and we listened.  In this release, we removed the 20 item limit for collections for the TM docket widget.  You can create as many collections as you need and add up to 1000 applications and registered trademarks per collection.  And when adding items to your collection, in addition to serial and registration number, you now have the ability to search on applicant owner, mark literal or attorney name. Try it and out and let us know what you think.

Saturday Apr 22, 2017

MyUSPTO release notes from April 22, 2017

This April release introduces a new Trademark Docket which allows you to view both applications and registered trademarks in one convenient location.  This docket was created in response to user feedback, highlighting the need for this single location.

Wednesday Apr 12, 2017

Global Patent Search Network (GPSN) Decommissioned

In view of readily available alternate sources to access Chinese patent documents, the USPTO has decommissioned the Global Patent Search Network (GPSN) and users will no longer have access.

Instead, users may use public websites that are available to access Chinese patent documentation from the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) of the People's Republic of China, such as:

Friday Mar 31, 2017

www.uspto.gov release notes from March 31, 2017

  • New feature to show/hide sections of text on a page
  • Improved print stylesheets
  • Improved page refreshing
  • Enhanced record-keeping abilities
  • Various bug fixes

Saturday Mar 25, 2017

MyUSPTO release notes from March 25, 2017

In this March release, based on user feedback, we added the docket number and customer number to the patent docket.

Friday Mar 03, 2017

www.uspto.gov release notes from March 3, 2017

  • New "speech" content type
  • Updates to pre-existing pages to accommodate new "speech" content type
  • Added automatic updating of videos within a page
  • Added pagination for the video list page
  • Improved image handling
  • Enhancements to the USAjobs module
  • Bug fixes related to mobile, photo gallery, and event module

Friday Feb 24, 2017

MyUSPTO release notes from February 24, 2017

In this February release, based on user feedback, we’ve made the user-provided docket number available in the Trademark dockets. The docket number will also be in the Trademark status change notification emails that go out to users who have opted-in to receive them.  

Thursday Jan 19, 2017

MyUSPTO release notes from January 19, 2017

In this January release, we have enhanced our trademark dockets based on end-user feedback. Users will now be able to search and add multiple items at a time to their trademark dockets. Try it out and let us know on our Ideascale page what you think.

Also in this release are updates to the tutorial (accessible under the MyUSPTO help link upon signing in).

Monday Dec 12, 2016

MyUSPTO release notes from December 17, 2016

In this December release, we are introducing a new page header on the MyUSPTO home page that will allow users to quickly navigate to different systems to perform transactional tasks. This header will continue to evolve based on feedback.

Also in this December release are minor enhancements to the trademark dockets.

www.uspto.gov release notes from December 9, 2016

  • New video module
  • New video list page module
  • New video embedding mechanism
  • Improved storage method for Helpful/ Not Helpful feedback form data
  • Improved Newsletter module footer options
  • Improved styling of Acronym links on section landing pages
  • Simplified process to upload multiple images or files
  • Added a hover delay on the mega menu
  • Added warning text when incorrect input provided on the Helpful/Not Helpful feedback form
  • Added auto-closing to the exit confirmation pop-up box
  • Added large search box option for homepage
  • Fixed various bugs

Monday Sep 19, 2016

www.uspto.gov release notes from September 16, 2016

  • Search feature enabling searches by keyword of all Inventor's Eye newsletter articles
  • Module to display 5 most recent USPTO job postings from USA jobs on Jobs homepage
  • FAQ improvements: faster return of search results, clearer helper text
  • Updates to the exit confirmation icon and messages for o
  • Approving multiple pages at once
  • Improvements to helpful/not helpful feedback form, including requiring an email

Friday May 06, 2016

www.uspto.gov release notes from May 6, 2016

  • Associated an unique hyperlink with each FAQ
  • Matched mail and external link icons to the design in the pattern library (link is external)
  • Fixed missing links in the megamenu navigation
  • Added ability to flag upcoming events and display them on a section landing page

Friday Mar 25, 2016

www.uspto.gov release notes from March 25, 2016

  • Updated homepage headings and fonts
  • Add a count of feedback marked as unhelpful to the helpful/unhelpful feedback form
  • Fixed URL embedding of videos from Youtube
  • Change events listing display so all-day events show as "upcoming" until the event end time has passed

Monday Aug 17, 2015

www.uspto.gov release notes from August 13, 2015

  • Content management & display enhancements
  • Adjustment of button color/design and button roll-over behavior

Thursday Jul 02, 2015

www.uspto.gov release notes from July 2, 2015

  • Optional name and e-mail fields added to "Helpful/Not Helpful" feedback form
  • In-text button functionality added