How does PAIR verify that the person requesting the information is entitled to the information?


Public PAIR provides access only to issued or published applications. For pending, unpublished application data, the Private PAIR system will compare the user provided Entrust/Direct Certificate and Customer Number definition in new window to the Entrust/Direct Certificate and Customer Number on file in the PAIR system.  Only those users who have Entrust/Direct Certificate and Customer Numbers which match will be allowed access to the requested data.

 


USPTO FAQ - Questions and Answers (12DEC2006)