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.

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Friday Mar 31, 2017 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

Friday Mar 03, 2017 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

Sunday Dec 11, 2016 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

Sunday Sep 18, 2016 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

Thursday May 05, 2016 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

Thursday Mar 24, 2016 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 release notes from August 13, 2015

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

Wednesday Jul 01, 2015 release notes from July 2, 2015

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

Friday May 01, 2015 release notes from May 1, 2015

  • Segoe font implemented, with a fallback to Helevtica, then Arial
  • Font weights, sizes and colors adjusted for improved readability, based on user testing
  • "Quick Links" button color changed to green to improve readability, based on user testing
  • Green color used as an accent adjusted to match USPTO brand system approved colors
  • Wednesday Feb 04, 2015 release notes from February 4, 2015

    • Improved publishing performance
    • Improved typography of sitemap
    • Addressed inconsistencies reported by users viewing the site in Internet Explorer 8
      • Improved page load performance for IE 8 users
      • Fixed overly large line heights occurring on major landing pages
      • Ensured Quick Links area properly loads in IE 8

    Thursday Jan 29, 2015 release notes from January 29, 2015

    • Increased font size to 13 pixels for text appearing in blocks
    • Improved the spacing and alignment of unordered (bulleted) lists
    • Implemented various improvements to the design and function of the F.A.Q.s

      •  Added a "go" button to perform a search of F.A.Q.s from the F.A.Q. search box
      • Added functionality so that hitting the "enter" key from the F.A.Q. search box will also perform a search
      • Added additional language explaining the ability to filter results
      • Changed auto-display in F.A.Q. search box to show first 10 matches


    • Created and published sitemap