The USPTO has alerted the community that Oracle's first version of Java 8 may cause authentication issues for users of Private PAIR and EFS-Web. If Java 8 is an issue, the USPTO says revert to Java 7 update 51.
Here's the USPTO notice that arrived late last night:
"Oracle has announced that the first version of Java 8 will be released on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. This version will not be an automatic update, however if you install Java 8 and encounter authentication issues, you will need to revert to Java 7 Update 51.
USPTO technical teams are coordinating closely with Oracle and Entrust for a solution.
Contact the Patent EBC at 1-866-217-9197 (toll-free) or firstname.lastname@example.org if you need further assistance."
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