Today for the very first time I received an email from the MyUSPTO widget telling me that the status of one of my monitored files has changed. This is really a big deal.
I am delighted to report that somebody at the USPTO has made some progress in getting the Patent Docket widget in the MyUSPTO system working. As I say, today I actually received an an email notification that the status had changed in a case that I am monitoring in the widget. Whoever you are at the USPTO, thank you!
I blogged about this system and how it did not work at all well over the past two years. Now it seems to be working at least a little.
For readers, here is the encouraging news. You might be able to start using the MyUSPTO Patent Docket widget as an adjunct to your other mechanisms for monitoring status of US patent applications.