Security and Authentication

(@reneeo)

Security and Authentication

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)

Security and Authentication

Allow Password Change for USPTO.gov Accounts

Restricting the ability of users to change the email address associated with their USPTO.gov account is not optimal. People move from company to company, firm to firm, and will need to use their business email address as their account address. It is not practical to require users to contact the Office to make a change that should be allowed electronically. The Office already requires users to change their password ...more »

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(@dphipps)

Security and Authentication

Create Designated Administrators by Domain Address

Now more than before we need the ability to identify at least three (3) administrators that can conduct additions and removal by domain address. Since USPTO.gov accounts are used to access secure USPTO systems, this seems a valid possibility when a specific domain is used for account names. For example, our practitioners and employees all have accounts under their firm email address so the domain is the same for everyone. ...more »

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(@rdowns)

Security and Authentication

Recommend removing reCAPTCHA for login scheme

Recommend removing reCAPTCHA and retain two factor authentication for new login scheme or EFS and PAIR. The new PTO login scheme requires dual factor authentication and a reCAPTCHA. The dual factor authentication provides unauthorized login protection, while the reCAPTCHA is intended to prevent automation. The current PTO login scheme that is being depreciated supports automation and the PTO has stated they plan to ...more »

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(@david.boundy)

Security and Authentication

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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(@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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(@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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(@eherring)

Security and Authentication

Assignment E-Filing

Currently when e-filing an Assignment you are only required to enter the Application #. This is a major flaw because there are instances where there was a typo in the Application # and the Assignment was uploaded to the wrong Application. The confirmation # should also be required for e-filing an Assignment to ensure accuracy. There should also be a better view of the uploaded documents, so that the documents can ...more »

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(@dblagent007)

Security and Authentication

Eliminate Digital Certificates - Use Modern 2-Factor Auth.

Eliminate the digital certificates and Entrust Java applets in favor of using modern two-factor authentication methods. Here is a good blog post explaining why. http://blog.oppedahl.com/?p=226 Another reason to get rid of the Entrust java system is that many browsers will stop supporting plugins like java that are required for the entrust system to work. For example, Chrome will disable support for the java plugin in ...more »

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(@sonya.mazumdar)

Security and Authentication

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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(@voconnor)

Security and Authentication

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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