How often do you check the Systems Status page?

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If you regularly make use of TEAS or PAIR or Patentcenter or EFS-Web, you probably find yourself checking the USPTO Systems Status and Availability web page (screen shot at right) from time to time.

Wouldn’t it be nice if somehow you could be notified automatically when that web page changes?  Well, now you can be notified automatically, if you choose to participate in a beta test of my new change-detection system.  Continue reading “How often do you check the Systems Status page?”

More on the letter from Forty-Eight Design Applicants and Practitioners to Director Karen Young

Hello dear readers.   It will be recalled that on October 12, 2021, forty-eight design applicants and practitioners signed and sent a letter to Karen Young, Director of Technology Center 2900.  (This is the Technology Center that examines design patent applications.)  The letter (click here to see it) has four “asks” relating to the the examination of US design patent applications.   

Yesterday, the phone rang and it was Director Young!  Continue reading “More on the letter from Forty-Eight Design Applicants and Practitioners to Director Karen Young”

Register now for USPTO’s Design Day 2022

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It is now possible to register for USPTO’s Design Day 2022.  This is the fifteenth annual Design Day and it will take place on Thursday, April 21, 2022.  (You will recall that on February 5, 2022 and again on March 2, 2022, (blog article and blog article) I told you to save the date.)  This will be a virtual event, not in-person.  This event is free of charge. Continue reading “Register now for USPTO’s Design Day 2022”