Entrust US Patent Office "Success Story"

To enable substantial cost savings and improved customer delivery, the US Patent & Trademark Office wanted to implement a single, highly scalable, and secure infrastructure that would support both internal and external applications.

The USPTO implemented an in-house PKI to authenticate attorneys lodging patent applications online.  The Return on Investment is one of the best documented cases in PKI, and is based very simply on savings related to elimination of paperwork.  

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