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Outages & Updates



System Scheduled Outages

iedison system updates to deploy changes in the system, are currently occurring on thursday evenings.  ON thursdays iedison may be down for 15-30 minutes between 9:00-10:00PM Eastern Time.

iEDison Updates

09/22 (v1.0.13) - deployed updates to address reported issues, including (but not limited to): Errors in iEdison logs; Update Database constraints for Patent Application Number uniqueness; UI Display of Upload date for records with create date=1955; Patent docket number disappears after entered Application Number; API error when updating patentNotification 280 and 5280 not clearing when an invention status is set to "Does Not Retain Title"; Search by Inventor Name call method; Org Users getting notification of document upload under Govt. NotesGrant report should include all patent applications even if both are in a single record from the legacy system; Under score in PCT application number; SQL Injection vulnerability detected by WebInspect; The Provisional Filing is due to expire, generated without corresponding org notification; User unable to complete the invite validation process; ReportDao.getReportById throws NumberFormatException; Custom report /pages/generate/custom-report.xhtml generates bad query; Value too large for column;  NullPointerException in UtilizationReportSearch.init(); NullPointerException in CanReportOption.init();  Add new columns to patent table to support the CL and GCS upload dates; Agency cannot change Title Election Status on Barred invention; Update to use Database Sequence Value as primary ID; Create a new Oracle sequence in iedison_owner for REPORT and REPORT_COLUMN tables with name REPORT_SEQ and REPORT_COLUMN_SEQ; Invention/Patent/Utilization tree cause high CPU

09/15 (v1.0.12) - deployed updates to address reported issues, including (but not limited to):  Report null pointer exception; Need to Abandon Patents before you can select "Does Not Retain Title";  Organization does not exist error; Organization name conflict; Unable to convert invention report to child report if certain reports exist; Select All notification functionality; Changes to availability of real-time email notifications; Designated as Biological Material status and ensuring no active patents are associated; Creating a Patent when Barred Issue; Corrections to Grant Number standard report; Correct display of funding on parent-child inventions in resulting patent reports; Failed to override confirmatory license error; Agency admin unable to save BDA version change when Utilization already reported; Changes to notifications allowed/not allowed in order to submit an assignment request; GSC notification on a provisional or a PCT record; Unmatched USPTO record still populated USPTO data; Archive email template not working; Create patent via API failed; Standard upcoming date report errors out; Reported Dashboard filter not working; Change password link in my profile takes the user to sandbox; Fix Invention organization + docket number duplicate data errors; Utilization submission from Submit Reporting does not work; Add Additional Search Fields to Invention and Patent Search; USPTO status sync look is incorrect; Save API and Bulk upload utilization created_app values; Unnecessary Connection Abandoned log entry in log files; Fix error when uploading bulk upload | Utilization.

09/08 (v1.0.11)- deployed updates to address reported issues, including (but not limited to):  Wrong Troubleshooting Email Address on Registration Page; Include Confirmatory license upload date on Custom Report; Patent record the link to download the CL is grayed out; Problems approving an extension request; Org name not displayed for users with multiple org user roles; Clearing requests; Notification messages (310) for utilization reports showing up for inventions where all the patent rights have expired; Enable name change in organization profile for iEdison Approvers; Outdated CL due to funding agreement change; Empty notes can be added for Explanatory notes; Receiving Gateway 508 error; Grant Number error; Transfer requests notifications; Failed Saving existing Invention in log; API allow same Invention Docket Number be created for more than one invention; Agency admin unable to save BDA version change.

09/01 (v1.0.10) - deployed updates to address reported issues, including (but not limited to):  Clicking on the logo reached the error page; User profiles search result doesn't show role status correctly; Role Type dropdown menu on Manage Users page not working; Notification search export in Excel missing Docket Number; Invitation link expired right after created; ISA on system account cannot be downloaded;  not able to download CL and GSC document associated with an Abandoned patent; Agency Grant Number entry validation on regex string and example; Invention transfer issue; Unable to convert invention report to child report; Profile: Add Grant Format in Agency Profile does not allow user to select start and end date; Entered data often disappears during the creation of a patent; Update Database constraints for Patent Application Number uniqueness; Draft Invention is not showing in DashboardStandard Grant Report Generate Empty Report if No Patent Link to Invention; Typo in Invention Search Results; User needs to start a Discussion on "READ ONLY" inventions; Organization Registration Approve Error; Saved draft inventions not found;  Ability to Reject already rejected GSC and/or confirmation license; removal of additional field in Confirmatory Licenses.

08/25 (v1.0.09) - deployed updates to address reported issues, including (but not limited to):  Unable to locate user using User Profiles page on the UI; Active Institution is Null; Error on Profile Registration Notification Data replacement; Patent parent-child Association save error; CustomReportManager query error on could not resolve property: null; Profile: contactPersonAddress null on registration pageInventor Lookup SQLGrammarException; Grant number format error; Unable to retrieve draft inventions; UAT Banner/Disclaimer; SMTP_RECIPIENT_LIST contains demo email addresses; Reset doesn't clear the Organization Name; Notification 280 did not clear; Notification 5310 and 310 aren't clearing; Custom report on all Utilization fields receiving error 500; Signature authority and full business address not auto populated on Confirmatory license; Org cannot edit existing Utilization record; An invention BARRED when listed as "Licensed as an Unpatented Biological Material or Research Tool"; iEdison System reports incorrect of "Date Invention Submitted to Agency on report; problems saving Utilization Report; Disable Organization email subject replacement "Profile Status Updated for {organization name}"; Agency unable to edit title election date; Generated confirmatory license form with null values;Organization registration email approval email not going out; Typo in generated PDF

08/23 - deployed update to address problem with invitation emails

08/22 - deployed update to address accept invitation link

08/18 - deployed updates to address reported issues, including (but not limited to): Logout from Profile applicant not working;  Profile: Contact Applicant Email link to edit organization registration not working; Update contact email address to iedisonhelp [at]; Patent API updates; Database error on save report; User Search Can't Find Certain Users; User only associated with one Org but select Org screen still appear after login; Grant Number character increase maxLength to 50; Investigate and fix checkbox for Utilization not working properly on Custom Report; New Organization registration did not save UEI; Problem with editing First Publication/Sale/Public Use Date; Need to invalidate the session when user logout; Problem creating patent on Barred Invention; Convert Msg 221 to 220; Organizations should be able to enter the B&R Code field; Multiple UtilizationSearchReport null pointer exceptions

08/16 - post-launch update to address reported bugs

08/12 - post-launch update to address reported bugs

08/11 - post-launch update to address reported bugs

08/10 - post-launch update to address reported bugs

08/09 - post-launch update to address reported bugs

The new NIST iEdison system will launch on August 9th, 2022. The new system includes a number of updates and upgrades, including:

  • Updated user interface
  • Ability to initiate discussions with the agency staff within an invention record using two-way communication
  • Ability to indicate when inventors are U.S. federal employees
  • Ability to select whether the 2018 Bayh-Dole regulations or the previous Bayh-Dole regulations apply to your invention
  • Increased request submission capabilities
  • Streamlined Patent and Utilization Report creation directly from the Invention Report
  • Integration with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) database to ensure accuracy and reduce recipient reporting burden
  • Ability for a child patent to claim priority to two or more parent patents 
  • Optional real-time email notifications to both recipient and agency users for notifications regarding certain required reporting and reviewing actions
  • Standardized, pre-built reporting available in addition to custom report building ability
  • Enhanced security with dual authentication login through
  • And MUCH MORE!



Created August 16, 2021, Updated September 23, 2022