Systems updates

We update our IT systems and applications regularly to serve customers better. Here are the recent improvements and new features of the USPTO online systems.

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

Thursday Nov 21, 2019

Release Notes for November 21, 2019

Based on feedback, customers can now search on a Customer Number when creating or managing their collections using the Patent Docket. Also, our customers are no longer required to change their passwords every 180 days. 

Monday Oct 28, 2019

Release Notes for October 25, 2019

We updated the two-step authentication process when logging into your account. You now have an option to receive the authentication code via a text message. You can configure this option for two-step authentication in your Account page, in the top right drop-down menu under your name.

Thursday May 30, 2019

Release Notes for May 30, 2019

We added a new workspace feature that allows you to create up to five customized areas containing one or more widgets you commonly use. This new feature also allows you to create expanded views of your docket with just one click.

Tuesday Apr 30, 2019

Release Notes for April 27

Now, in the Patent Docket, you can easily view maintenance fee due dates on items within your collections and access associated fee and payment options.

Friday Mar 01, 2019

Release Notes for February 28

The MYUSPTO team continues to improve this product's features. We added the ability to search by proceeding number when adding items to your Trademark Docket. We also re-introduced the email notification feature for your Patent Docket collections, so you can receive emails when any status changes occur on any item.

Friday Nov 30, 2018

Release Notes for November 30

We made the sign-in process easier for our customers, removing the reCaptcha for users who opt into two-step authentication. Also, for patent and trademark dockets, you can now delete multiple items in a collection quickly at one time.

Tuesday Oct 16, 2018

PAIR bulk data decommissioned

Thank you for your interest in PAIR bulk data. That system has been decommissioned, but you can find all of the same information in the Patent Examination Data System.

If you have questions or would like to provide feedback, please let us know.


Tuesday Oct 02, 2018

Release notes for October 1, 2018

We made several updates to the account section to streamline your workflow before we add new features in the future. With this release, you can now manage your contacts with an address book, select or add a company name, and add your attorney state and bar number.

Monday Jul 30, 2018

MyUSPTO release notes from July 28, 2018

The two-step authentication feature was updated to allow for the code to be received via a phone call.

The Trademark Docket was also updated. You will now be able to quickly filter out “dead records” from your search results.

Finally, we’ve released a new widget called the Trademark Form Finder. This widget allows you to quickly search for a trademark form by name, or locate it by action or response needed.

Friday May 25, 2018

MyUSPTO release notes from May 25, 2018

We added a share feature in the Patent Docket that allows you to grant other users access to a read-only view of your collections.

Tuesday May 08, 2018

MyUSPTO release notes from April 30, 2018

We added a new Share feature in the Trademark Docket that allows you to grant other users access to a read-only view of your collections.

Friday Mar 30, 2018

MyUSPTO release notes from March 30, 2018

In addition to status changes, the trademark docket green notification bell will also appear any time there is a change to certain prosecution history entries in a trademark record.  These include:  changes of owner,  changes of correspondence, changes of attorney, changes of domestic representative, voluntary amendments, express abandonments/surrenders. This small subset of prosecution history updates was chosen because they may indicate unauthorized changes to a trademark case.

new manage docket button will allow you to create new collections and opt-in to receive emails when status or certain prosecution history updates occur.

Saturday Feb 24, 2018

MyUSPTO release notes from February 24, 2018

The Trademark Docket now has associated due dates and quick links to corresponding forms when applicable for registered marks.

Friday Dec 15, 2017

MyUSPTO release notes from December 15, 2017

In this release, we removed the 20 item limit for collections for the Patent docket widget.  You can create as many collections as you need and add up to 1000 items per collection. Try it and let us know what you think. 

 In addition, the Trademark docket widget [and corresponding emails] now include easy access to trial proceeding information. 

 For those who have chosen to enroll in the optional extra layer of security for your account, there is a second option for receiving an authentication code.  You can choose to receive the code via email or by using an app that generates the key on your mobile device.  Go to the Two-step authentication section of your account details page to learn more.

Friday Nov 10, 2017

MyUSPTO release notes from November 10, 2017

In this release, you can now see which items have changed status over the past 14 days in your Patent Docket. In addition, we implemented a notification feature that allows you to receive an email when a status changes on items within a collection.

In the account area, there is now an ability to identify your interest as either patents, trademarks or both. This will help tailor your MyUSPTO experience as new widgets are added.