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.

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 USPTO.gov 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.

Monday Aug 28, 2017

MyUSPTO release notes from August 26, 2017

The customize columns feature allows you to choose what data fields are displayed on the full screen view of your Patent or Trademark docket. Find it in the Full screen view Full screen view icon of your docket.

Reminder to Trademark post-registration docket users: We are deactivating this widget and have eliminated the ability to create new collections and to add items to existing collections. Please move your collections to the Trademark docket.

Friday Jul 14, 2017

MyUSPTO release notes from July 14, 2017

In this release, we introduced an optional extra layer of security for your USPTO.gov account. You can choose to sign-in with the extra security of two steps–the first with the email address and password as you always have, and the second with a special code that is sent separately via email.

There are other changes as well. We have updated the notification feature on the trademark docket. You now have the ability to select which notifications you would like to receive individual collection level.  This allows you to receive only the emails for status changes on items of interest

Also, MyUSPTO will now notify you when a new Trademark Official Gazette was published. Turn on notifications in the Trademark Official Gazette widget. 

Let us know what you think at MyUSPTO feedback forum on IdeaScale.

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.