P-TACTS enforcement of multifactor authentication

Starting January 31, 2024, the United States Patent and Trademark Office's (USPTO) Patent Trial and Appeal Case Tracking System (P-TACTS) will require multifactor authentication (two-step authentication) to comply with cybersecurity best practices. 

Set up multifactor authentication for P-TACTS through your MyUSPTO account

  1. Navigate to https://my.uspto.gov/ 
  2. Log in to your MyUSPTO account 
  3. Select your name in the upper right corner and click on “Account.” 
  4. Under the Security Settings section, check the box next to Require multifactor authentication at all times. The default method to receive the authentication code is by email. 

View visual step-by-step instructions.

MyUSPTO Support 

If you have already set up multifactor authentication for your MyUSPTO account, you do not need to take any additional action.

You can find more information on multifactor authentication on the USPTO website. 

As a reminder, each user of P-TACTS must have their own login and have a designated “role” in P-TACTS (e.g., lead counsel, staff). See more information about P-TACTS user roles.

If you have any questions or need support, contact P-TACTS admin at PTABP-TACTSAdmin@uspto.gov or contact the Patent Trial and Appeal Board at 571-272-8850.