Last week the US Patent and Trademark Office rolled out a new website. So far, I have heard nothing but complaints. The new website is intended to improve the experience of doing business with the USPTO.
The site is supposed to be easy to use for everyone. Patent attorneys and agents who frequent the site probably will not have much trouble getting used to it. I have no issues with the no site yet, as most of my work occurs off the front page, where the majority of the changes seem to have taken place. The pages I use frequently – Private PAIR, EFS-Web, TESS, TEAS, and TSDR – haven’t changed at all.
For those who don’t frequent the site, there are two primary tabs for Patents and Trademarks near the top, and a helpful QuickLinks button at the top right which includes really just about anything you need to get work done.