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Weekly News Digest

May 4, 2017 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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USPTO Reports Encryption Issue

According to Observer, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) downgraded one of its webpages from a secure, HTTPS connection. The Public Patent Application Information Retrieval (PAIR) page is a public search tool for finding patent information, and in a blog post, the USPTO explains, “The USPTO’s public facing legacy systems, such as Public PAIR, were not designed to support HTTPS protocol. … Following the agency’s April 11, 2017 deployment of HTTPS to Public PAIR, some public users reported errors accessing Public PAIR. A decision was made to back-out the new HTTPS capability while the agency investigated a resolution to the issue. We expect to implement a fix and restoration of the HTTPS protocol in the next few weeks.”

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