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 http://www.uspto.gov will be moved to https://www.uspto.gov. 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 http://www.uspto.gov 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.
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.