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USPTO Systems Status and Availability

Thursday Mar 07, 2013

TSDR, AIW, Network, PRPS, and RAM Maintenance

TSDR Maintenance

USPTO will perform an upgrade to Trademark Status and Document Retrieval (TSDR) beginning at 10 p.m. on Thursday, March 7 and ending at 5 a.m. on Friday, March 8. TSDR will be unavailable during the upgrade.

The upgraded version will allow the user to view and download all data and documents about a trademark, including assignments and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) information, from a single location and to simultaneously request and view multiple cases.  It will also allow the user to view “Status” data in ST.96 format via the web pages and in both ST.96 and ST.66 formats via the API. 

AIW Maintenance

USPTO will be performing an upgrade to Patents Images on the Web (PIW) starting at 10 p.m. until 11:59 p.m. Friday, March 8.

This software upgrade to the PIW/AIW systems will enable the appications to load, verify, and convert TIFF images to PDF documents to directory file structure.

In addition, there will be updates to metadata for Patent Application and Patent PDF documents.

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 Saturday, March 9.

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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