USPTO suggests upgrading to latest version of Java

Patent Alert: Problem with Firefox and older Java versions

On April 2, Mozilla Foundation announced that the Firefox browser would start blocking older versions of the Java plug-in from running.

When accessing EFS-Web for Registered eFilers and Private PAIR with Firefox, an error message may appear on the Authentication Page stating: Java Not Enabled.

USPTO recommends that you upgrade to the latest version of Java, which is Version 6 Update 31. Please visit using your Firefox browser, click on “Free Java Download”, and follow the installation steps provided.

For assistance, please call the Patent EBC at (866) 217-9197 (toll free) or send email to [email protected].


The above email came from the USPTO.  The funny thing is that I always have problems using Firefox or Chrome when filing online (even with the latest versions of java).  I hate to say this but my default is using Internet Explorer (IE) for my patent filings.  That is about the only time I actually use IE.  Big Chrome fan here  🙂


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