What types of filings cannot be filed in EFS-Web if there is an online fee payment outage?


When the online fee payment in EFS-Web is unavailable, the following types of submissions cannot be filed in EFS-Web, since online fee payment must accompany the submission:
- Petition under 37 CFR 1.378(c) for auto-processing by EFS-Web; and
- Pre-Grant Publication under 37 CFR 1.211 to 1.221 that require a fee.


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