Friday, December 19, 2014

USPTO - New Website - Beta Version

The USPTO announced its new website this week:

"The USPTO encourages you to explore the public beta version of its new website. The site is part of the agency’s rollout of “Next Generation” technologies that will improve the experience of doing business with the USPTO.

In developing the new site, we met with hundreds of users—both frequent and new visitors to the site—to learn what information they look for and study how they attempt to find it. We conducted an in-depth analysis of site navigation, extensive user experience testing of the new design, and wide-ranging best practices comparisons. The new navigation makes it easier to access services and accomplish tasks. Users will no longer need to be familiar with the USPTO’s organizational structure in order to find the content they’re looking for. The site will also become increasingly mobile friendly as we add new functionality, making it more convenient than ever to work with the USPTO.

The site is easy to use for everyone. Each tab features links for beginners, but expert users can turn to the Quick Links feature for instant access to the tools they need. Further, you can still access detailed information about the agency in the About Us section. During the beta period, the old site will continue to be available in parallel with the new site.

We are excited about this work in progress, and your feedback will help us ensure a final product that best meets your needs. Take a look around, and tell us what you think. Find a link to the feedback site within the yellow banner at the top of any page on the beta site."

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