May 25, 2022

Privacy: More US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) Web Resources Move to HTTPS

From the USPTO:

On August 12, 2016, the informational web pages currently found at  will be moved to The pages will now use HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure), the strongest privacy and integrity protection currently available for public web connections.

Those accessing web pages formerly found at will automatically be redirected to the pages’ new https location. Many of our systems already use the https protocol, and we continue to work to update all our systems to HTTPS as part of a government-wide effort to ensure all federal websites use HTTPS. Using HTTPS ensures a new, strong baseline of user privacy and security across U.S. government websites and APIs.

No outage is anticipated during this change, and we expect user impact to be minimal. For the latest information about the upgrade to https and other changes to our online systems , visit the USPTO system status webpage.

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.