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USPTO Systems Status and Availability

Friday Mar 08, 2013

AIW, Network, PRPS and RAM Maintenance

AIW Maintenance

The maintenance USPTO had originally scheduled to upgrade Patents Images on the Web (PIW) starting at 10 p.m. until 11:59 p.m. Friday, March 8 has been rescheduled.

USPTO will announce the revised schedule at a later date.

Network Maintenance

USPTO will be performing maintenance starting at 12:01 a.m. and ending at 5:30 a.m., Saturday, March 9. Many USPTO applications will be either unavailable or have intermittent service interruptions during the maintenance. Applications including EFS-Web, EFS-Web Contingency, Private PAIR, Public PAIR, TEAS/i and TEAS will be affected.

In addition to the applications listed above, the external applications listed on the Online Business Systems page are also affected.

PRPS Maintenance

USPTO will perform a software deployment to the Patent Review Process System (PRPS) beginning at 12:01 a.m. and ending at 6 a.m. on Saturday, March 9.

PRPS will be unavailable during the deployment period.

RAM Maintenance

USPTO will perform maintenance on the Revenue Accounting and Management System (RAM) beginning at 12:01 a.m. and ending at 4 a.m. on Sunday, March 10.

The following AISs will be unavailable during the maintenance:

  • Electronic Patent Assignment System (EPAS)
  • Electronic System for Trademarks Trials Appeals (ESTTA)
  • Electronic Trademark Assignment System (ETAS)
  • Enterprise Contact Center (ECC)
  • Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW)
  • Office of Enrollment and Discipline Information System (OEDIS)
  • Order Entry Management System (OEMS)
  • Trademark Electronic Application Submission Domestic and International (TEAS and TEASi)
  • Order Entry Management System (OEMS)
  • Patent and Trademark Assignment System (PTAS)
  • Patent Application Information Retrieval (PAIR)
  • Patent Review Process System (PRPS)
  • Revenue Accounting and Management System (RAM)
  • Universal Public Workstation (UPWS)

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