Friday, January 17, 2020

Public PAIR reCAPTCHA update

USPTO will be updating reCAPTCHA V2 to reCAPTCHA V3, which will no longer require users to pass a challenge test to access Public PAIR. Instead, system monitoring will determine human interaction versus data mining. If the reCAPTCHA V3 system mistakenly identifies human interaction as data mining, users will be able to select the “Refresh” link to reestablish Public PAIR access.
The update requires Public PAIR to be unavailable from 12:01-4 a.m. ET, Friday, January 17. Users will still be able to access Private PAIR and EFS-Web during this maintenance period. 
Please contact the Electronic Business Center (EBC) at 866-217-9197 or from 6:00 a.m. to midnight ET, Monday through Friday, for assistance.