Thursday, February 12, 2015

USPTO - New Website - How to Guide

The USPTO has published some guidance on using its new website:

"You’ve probably seen the new user-friendly by now, and we want to make sure you know about the easy navigation tools it offers. If you would like to take a quick look at the new shortcuts, please visit About the USPTO Website where you will find a video tour of these features.

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The new navigation makes it easier to access information about our services and learn how to accomplish tasks; for example, the Quick Links menu will connect you to the most heavily used tools for searching, filing, paying, or checking on the status of an application. We’ve also grouped together materials for specific audiences such as inventors, patent agents, and educators. In addition, the new site is responsive across more devices, such as tablets and mobile phones. This redesign is the first phase of our work to upgrade users’ USPTO online experience. Future phases will improve our 'transactional sites'—the online tools and systems where you conduct business with the USPTO, such as filing for your trademark registration or paying the fees for your patent."
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