Authentication Change for EFS-Web and PAIR

EFS-Web and Private PAIR users now have a new, safer, and simpler login. The USPTO is moving from using PKI certificates for two-factor authentication because the software will no longer be supported after 2018. With this in mind, we now offer a new, two-factor authentication method using USPTO.gov accounts.​ 

How does logging in with USPTO.gov help you?

  • Eliminates shared credentials: practitioners no longer need to share accounts with support staff because they will all have their own accounts.
  • Modernizes security processes with two-step authentication: username and password plus a one-time code delivered by email or mobile device application.
  • Saves time by granting access to multiple USPTO systems with one consolidated sign-in process.
  • Ensures USPTO compliance with the latest Federal Information Security Management Act requirements.
  • Helps resolve browser compatibility issues.
  • Gives users access to EFS-Web and Private PAIR until the planned full release of Patent Center in 2020.

 

If you need assistance creating your USPTO.gov account, please call the USPTO Contact Center (UCC) at 800-786-9199. For assistance with migration, please contact the Patent Electronic Business Center at ebc@uspto.gov or 866-217-9197