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PAIR Announcement Archive 2009

Advisory (23DEC2009) We will be updating several standard lookup tables (e.g., country and WIPO ST.3 codes) starting at 11:30 p.m. EST, Wednesday, December 23, and ending at 5 a.m. EST, Thursday, December 24.  During the time of this upgrade, country/state/city codes in Customer Details Update and Publication Review update screens in Private PAIR will not be verified.  Normal Private PAIR operations will resume after the scheduled maintenance activity at 5:00 a.m. EST, December 24.

Advisory (17DEC2009) Effective immediately, a PKI certificate holder is permitted to designate more than one employee to use the holder's PKI certificate under the direction and control of the holder in accordance with the revised subscriber agreement and the rules and policies of the USPTO including the revised Legal Framework for EFS-Web posted on the USPTO Web site.  Continued use of an existing PKI certificate to access EFS-Web and Private PAIR will constitute agreement to the revised PKI subscriber agreement by the current PKI certificate holder. 

Please review updated information:

Revised Procedure for Public Key Infrastructure Certificates, Federal Register Notice 74 FR 66955 (December 17, 2009) [PDF]

Revised USPTO PKI Subscriber Agreement [PDF]

Advisory (09DEC2009) The USPTO is making a change to the way Private PAIR retrieves Assignment information. This technical modification will result in a more-reliable system. As of December 5, 2009, the Assignments tab will be displayed for all Private PAIR users. Previously, the tab was only displayed when Assignment data was available. Click here for more information.

Advisory (08DEC2009) We are currently experiencing problems with our E-Patent Reference software and we are working toward a resolution. We apologize for the inconvenience. For further assistance, please contact the Patent EBC at 1-866-2179197 (toll-free) or 571-272-4100 from 6AM to 12 Midnight Eastern time, Monday-Friday.

Advisory (08DEC2009) Due to system maintenance, Both EFS-Web and Private PAIR will be unavailable Wednesday, December 9, 2009 starting at 12:01AM and ending at 4:00AM Eastern Time. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Following the scheduled maintenance, users may receive the EntrustTruePassApplet Security Warning shown below:

Choose "Run" to continue. You may also check "Always trust content from this publisher" to add the applet to your browser so that you will not be prompted with the Security dialog box in the future.

Advisory (02DEC2009) Due to system maintenance, both Public and Private PAIR will be unavailable Saturday, December 5, 2009 starting at 12:01AM and ending at 5:00AM Eastern Time. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Advisory (02DEC2009) Due to system maintenance, SCORE data (Supplemental Content) will be unavailable for both Public and Private PAIR starting Friday, December 4 at 10:00PM and ending Sunday, December 6 at 8:00AM Eastern Time. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Advisory (12NOV2009) Due to system maintenance, both Public and Private PAIR will be unavailable Saturday, November 14, 2009 starting at 10:00PM and ending Sunday, November 15, 2009 at 11:00AM Eastern Time. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Advisory (04NOV2009) Due to system maintenance, both Public and Private PAIR will be unavailable Saturday, November 07, 2009 starting at 12:01AM and ending at 5:00AM Eastern Time. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

Advisory (29OCT2009) Due to system maintenance, both Public and Private PAIR will be unavailable Saturday, October 31, 2009 starting at 10:00PM and ending Sunday, November 1, 2009 at 9:00AM Eastern Time. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

Advisory (27AUG2009) Due to system maintenance, Public PAIR users may experience intermittent outages starting Friday, August 28 at 10:00 PM and ending Saturday, August 29 at 2:00 AM Eastern Time. Furthermore, Public PAIR and Private PAIR will be unavailable Saturday, August 29 starting at 6:00 AM and ending at 6:00 PM Eastern Time. We apologize for any inconvenience  this may cause.

 Advisory (14Aug2008) BIS Statement on Login Screen: Private PAIR users must check the checkbox indicating that they have read and accept the terms of the BIS (Bureau of Industry and Security) Statement on the Login screen prior to authentication. See EAR (Export Administration Regulation) section of FAQ for more info: http://www.uspto.gov/ebc/efs_faq.htm.

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