Security and Authentication

Security and Authentication

Allow Users to Set a Timeout Period

Often, sometimes seemingly random, EFS or PAIR automatically logs the user out. It would be helpful to allow a user to set an inactivity period for automatic logout. When filing multiple papers in a single day, the time between submissions is often greater than the automatic time out period. This requires multiple logins and two-factor authentications (as selecting the checkbox for a trusted computer does nothing). ...more »

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(@communitymember)

Security and Authentication

Portal to send password to open an encrypted file before meeting

Perhaps a secure portal could be added through which an applicant or applicant's representative can send an examiner a password to open an encrypted file containing claim drafts or other material before an interview meeting. The portal would not burden an examiner with any messages or e-mail, but would contain only a password and would indicate the type of file that would later arrive by e-mail or file-sharing platform. ...more »

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(@reneeo)

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Notification of pending sponsorship request

I sent 3 sponsorship requests to my practitioner today. She received no notification that she had pending requests to review. It wasn't until we went to the sponsorship tool logged in as her that she saw that she had 3 pending requests. I believe the practitioners have no reason to access the sponsorship tool on a regular basis so they'd have no way of knowing they have pending requests. I suggest that a notification ...more »

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(@dphipps)

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Problem With Passwords Starting with an Asterisk?

Although the Office indicates that a special character is required and includes the asterisk as one of these options (˜ ! @ # $ % ^ & * () _ + - = {}|[] \ : " ; ' < > ? , . /), users who include an asterisk at the beginning of their password are having trouble getting into the system. USPTO.gov says that the email or password are not correct. It would also be helpful for users who have attempted to change their email ...more »

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(@amy.stevens)

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Establish Patent Center inactivity timeout to 30 minutes

Due to updated NIST guidelines, the USPTO plans to set the user inactivity timeout to 30 minutes in Patent Center. After 25 minutes of user inactivity, Patent Center will prompt you to continue with the authenticated session. If you do not confirm that that you want to continue, your session will terminate in order to protect your patent application data. In most cases, to sign back in after a timeout, you would only ...more »

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(@dphipps)

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Add Link to Certified Copy Center to MyUSPTO

Users of the new Certified Copy Center ("Center") must sign in at the Center's page rather than access through their MyUSPTO page. Although already signed in through MyUSPTO, users will need to sign in again when accessing the Center's page.

A link to the Center should be available under both the Patents and Trademarks drop-down menus.

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(@dphipps)

Security and Authentication

Export List of Sponsored Staff

Add a feature to the Sponsorship Tool to allow a user to export the list of staff that have been sponsored by the practitioner. When a large number of practitioners sponsor the same staff, having a list to confirm is greatly beneficial to ensuring that staff no longer associated with the practitioner no longer have access under that practitioner.

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(@sonya.mazumdar)

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Identity Authentication

The eMod team is looking into ways to update the authentication process, while still maintaining useful features (i.e. multiple users accessing a single account or one user accessing multiple accounts). What do you like/dislike about the current identity authentication process?

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(@dphipps)

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Allow Users to Opt-Out of Certain Automatic Notifications

An associate left our firm today so all the personnel he sponsored were removed. Each of these 80+ people received a confirmation of removal. I can appreciate the reason for sending the notification is to allow personnel working with each other to confirm erroneous removals, however, personnel in large firms such as ours expect there to be a reason for changes such as these and need not receive these types of emails. ...more »

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(@chrisspradling1980)

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Quantum 5G WAR - Open Source Internet of Everything hacked -

Patent assigned creating conflict with Human Interfacing Device heterogeneous Access System combined with Intelligent Information Autonomics verified Omni-all infra systems tailored, parental guardianship and rights to ownership are eminent claimed by I, Christopher M. Spradling. Major maliciousness with non compliance of open source attachments and properties set forth with non dispensary agreements and procurements ...more »

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(@dphipps)

Security and Authentication

Back-up Access for USPTO.gov Urgently Needed

The ability to log in to Private PAIR and EFS-Web using a PKI was unavailable on May 30 and 31. On May 31 the USPTO.gov login suddenly failed. Yes, filings can be made through other means such as the EFS-Web contingency system, fax (not applications), mail, and hand delivery (for those with direct PTO access). What cannot be done is any other function that the USPTO.gov account provides access to such as sponsorship ...more »

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(@dphipps)

Security and Authentication

Eliminate Two-Step Authentication for MyUSPTO

Two-step authentication was not always required in the past for logging into MyUSPTO. With the issue of not being able to retrieve code emails today, it seems smart for the Office to eliminate any requirement for two-step authentication at the MyUSPTO login stage. Instead, require the two-step authentication when the user attempts to access a secure system for the first time. For example, the first time someone clicks ...more »

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(@david.boundy)

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Turn off password expiration for MyUSPTO.gov

Get rid of the expiration on passwords on MyUSPTO -- a good password that isn't reused across multiple platforms can be permanent. Is this solving a genuine and identifiable problem? No. Is there any conceivable way that a bad guy could get into uspto.gov and, for example, expropriate money from one of the credit cards? NO!!! The only payee is the uspto! Nobody's going to hack into a MyUSPTO account to when he/she ...more »

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(@voconnor)

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Staff login/easier way to swtich between certificate users?

At our firm, our staff is the one that logs in on behalf of the attorney (we do the certification thing) and they do the uploading and submitting of any filings. One of the biggest complaints among the staff is having to log in as one attorney, submit their filing, and then log out/in when they have a filing for another attorney so that they can submit it under the different attorney's certificate. I feel that there ...more »

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