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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.
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.
Posted at 09:13AM Nov 30, 2018 in MyUSPTO |
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.
Posted at 04:03PM Oct 16, 2018 in Uncategorized |
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.
Posted at 10:43AM Oct 02, 2018 in MyUSPTO |
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.
Posted at 08:35AM Jul 30, 2018 in MyUSPTO |
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.
Posted at 02:56PM May 25, 2018 in MyUSPTO |
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.
Posted at 01:37PM May 08, 2018 in MyUSPTO |
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.
A 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.
Posted at 06:00PM Mar 30, 2018 in MyUSPTO |
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.
Posted at 07:01AM Feb 24, 2018 in MyUSPTO |
MyUSPTO release notes from December 15, 2017
Posted at 06:55AM Dec 15, 2017 in MyUSPTO |
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.
Posted at 07:00AM Nov 10, 2017 in MyUSPTO |
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 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.
Posted at 10:23AM Aug 28, 2017 in MyUSPTO |
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.
Posted at 06:00AM Jul 14, 2017 in MyUSPTO |
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.
Posted at 06:00AM May 25, 2017 in MyUSPTO |
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.
Posted at 12:00AM Apr 22, 2017 in MyUSPTO |
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:
Posted at 01:56PM Apr 12, 2017 in Uncategorized |