For years and years I have been listing the many reasons why USPTO should have scrapped its Entrust login system many years ago.
Now there is yet another reason that USPTO must do this. The USPTO’s Entrust login system relies upon the use of Java from Oracle. And Oracle has made this announcement:
Public updates for Oracle Java SE 8 released after January 2019 will not be available for business, commercial or production use without a commercial license.
I gather the license fee will be $2.50 per user per month.
I fear that USPTO’s way of dealing with this development will be to spend (applicants’) money buying a commercial license from Oracle to cover all users of the Entrust login system.