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ACTS: Adjudicated Case Tracking System

Provides online filing and searches of patent Interferences decisions. 

System Operating Hours: 24 hours daily, 7 days per week.
System Operates On: Netscape 4.0 or Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher, with JavaScript enabled.
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AOTW-P: Assignments on the Web - Patents

Provides online search of assignment (ownership) information for patents.

System Operating Hours: 24 hours daily, 7 days per week.
System Operates On: Successfully tested with Netscape Navigator 4.0+ and Internet Explorer 4.0+.
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AIW-Application Images on Web

Provides images and metadata to the Application Full-Text (AppFT) AISs. Images are retrieved by specifying a document ID during the metadata request.

System Operating Hours: 24 hours daily, 7 days per week.
System Operates On: Successfully tested with Netscape Navigator 4.0+ and Internet Explorer 4.0+.
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EFOIA: Electronic Freedom of Information Act

Provides search Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences decisions.

System Operating Hours: 20 hours daily, 7 days per week - unavailable between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. Eastern Time daily. 
System Operates On: Netscape 4.0 or Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher, with JavaScript enabled.
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EFS: Patents - Electronic Filing System

Provides online filing of Patent Applications; a customer number and digital certificate is required.

System Operating Hours: 24 hours daily, 7 days per week except 11 p.m. Saturday through 6 a.m. Sunday, Eastern Time.
System Operates On: Microsoft Windows 2000 with Service Pack 2 or later, or Windows XP with Service Pack 1 or later.
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ESTTA - Electronic System for Trademark Trials and Appeals

Provides online filing of documents for consideration by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

System Operating Hours: 24 hours daily, 7 days per week.  
System Operates On: Netscape Navigator (Version 4.0 or most recent) or Microsoft I.E. (Version 4.0 or most recent).
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ePAS: Electronic Patent Assignment System

Provides online capability for owners to file assignment of ownership documents.

System Operating Hours: 24 hours daily, 7 days per week
System Operates On: Successfully tested with Netscape Navigator 4.0+ and Internet Explorer 4.0+. Supporting documentation must be in TIFF image format, letter size (8.5x11 inches), 300 dpi, portrait orientation, black and white.
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eTAS - Electronic Trademark Assignment System

Provides online capability for owners to file assignment of ownership documents.

System Operating Hours: 24 hours daily, 7 days per week.
System Operates On: Successfully tested with Netscape Navigator 4.0+ and Internet Explorer 4.0+. Supporting documentation must be in TIFF image format, letter size (8.5x11 inches), 300 dpi, portrait orientation, black and white.
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OEDCI - Office of Enrollment and Discipline Roster of Patent Attorneys/Agents

Provides access to lists and search of patent attorneys and agents registered to practice before the USPTO.

System Operating Hours: 24 hours daily, 7 days per week
System Operates On: Netscape 4.0 or Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher, with JavaScript enabled.
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OEMS - Order Entry Management System

Provides online purchasing capability for copies of Patents and Trademarks, as well as copies of Patent and Trademark Assignment documents.

System Operating Hours: 24 hours daily, 7 days per week.  While OEMS is available at all times for placing orders, the processing of these orders is dependent upon other systems as follows:

(1) OEMS core service hours are Monday through Sunday, 6:30 AM to 8:40 PM Eastern Time.
(2) Image Retrieval and delivery processing hours are M-F 6:30 AM to 8:40 PM.
(3)FAX systems are scheduled to be available 24 hours daily, 7 days per week.

System Operates On: Internet access using a minimum browser of Netscape 3.0 or MS Internet Explorer 4.0. Adobe Acrobat 3.0 or higher is required to view PDF files delivered via the Internet. Obtain downloads of required viewing software through our Document Formats page.
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PAIR: Patent Application Information Retrieval

Provides current status information of issued patents and, for authenticated users, access to status information of pending patent applications and for retrieval and viewing documents contained in the Image File Wrapper.

System Operating Hours: 24 hours daily, 7 days per week except during the following times when PAIR will be unavailable due to database backups: Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday: 04:30 to 04:45 AM Eastern Time and Sunday 00:01-04:00 AM Eastern Time.
System Operates On:
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PATFT & APPFT: Patent Full Text Search

Provides full text search for patents and patent applications, with capability to retrieve and view document images contained in the Image File Wrapper [using the Patent Images on the Web (PIW) system].   

System Operating Hours: 24 hours daily, 7 days per week except during the following times when PAIR will be unavailable due to database backups: Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday: 4:30 a.m. to 4:45 a.m. Eastern Time and Sunday midnight - 4 a.m. Eastern Time
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PIW: Patent Images on the Web

Provide images and metadata to the Application Full-Text (AppFT) AISs. Images are retrieved by specifying a document ID during the metadata request.  

System Operating Hours: 24 hours daily, 7 days per week.
System Operates On: Successfully tested with Netscape Navigator 4.0+ and Internet Explorer 4.0+.
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PRPS - Patent Review Processing System

PRPS is an electronic filing system being designed for the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences, which is now the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. The system is designed for filing and viewing documents in trial proceedings established under the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act.

System Operating Hours: PRPS will constantly be available except during maintenance hours (12 a.m. to 5 a.m., Eastern time).
The support line (571-272-7822) will be staffed during regular business hours (Monday through Friday from 8:30 am – 5 p.m., Eastern time).

System Operates On (with Java enabled): Chrome 20, Firefox 14, Internet Explorer 8, and Safari 5

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PSIPS: Publication Site for Issued and Published Sequences

Provides access to large sequence listings and supporting tables of granted and/or published U.S. patent applications. Shorter sequences (<300 pages) are included in the U.S. patent text databases and not in this system.

System Operating Hours: 24 hours daily, 7 days per week.
System Operates On: Netscape 4.0 or Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher, with JavaScript enabled.
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RAM - Revenue Accounting and Management

Provides online capability for paying maintenance fees and maintaining deposit accounts.

System Operating Hours: 24 hours daily, 7 days per week.
System Operates On: Netscape 4.0 or Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher, with JavaScript enabled.
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SOMS - Sales Order Management System

Provides online capability for ordering and downloading USPTO data products; requires account registration.

System Operating Hours: 24 hours daily, 7 days per week. While SOMS is available at all times for registering, placing orders, and downloading products, system support is dependent on general USPTO hours of operation.
System Operates On: Internet access using a minimum browser of MS Internet Explorer 5.0, Netscape 7.2, Firefox 1.0.3, and Mozilla 1.7.7. Files accessed through this system may require additional software – refer to the Document Formats page for details
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TEAS - Trademark Electronic Application System (Domestic)

Provides a Web page dedicated to the electronic receipt and processing of trademark application and post-registration forms.

System Operating Hours: 24 hours daily, 7 days per week except credit card payments, which cannot be made from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. on Sundays.
System Operates On: Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) 8.0, FireFox 5.0.1, Safari 5.0.5, and Google Chrome 13.0. 
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TEASi - Trademark Electronic Application System (International)

Provides a Web page dedicated to the electronic receipt and processing of trademark forms filed under the Protocol Related to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks (Madrid Protocol).

System Operating Hours: 24 hours daily, 7 days per week except credit card payments, which cannot be made from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. on Sundays.
System Operates On: Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) 8.0, FireFox 5.0.1, Safari 5.0.5, and Google Chrome 13.0. 
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TESS - Trademark Electronic Search System

Provides search capability for all pending and registered Trademarks and viewing capability for all Trademark images.

System Operating Hours: 24 hours daily, 7 days per week except during the following times when TESS will be unavailable for database backups: 04:00 to 05:00 AM Eastern Time.
System Operates On: Internet Explorer 4.0+ or Netscape Navigator 3.0+.
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TIDM - Trademark Identification Manual for Acceptable Goods and Services

Provides listings and search capability for acceptable identifications of goods and services.

System Operating Hours: 24 hours daily, 7 days per week.
System Operates On: Internet Explorer 4.0+ or Netscape Navigator 3.0+.
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TMOG - Trademark Offical Gazette

TMOG provides capability for searching and reviewing data for trademark applications and registrations that appear in the weekly Official Gazette.  The Official Gazette is also available in a Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format at http://www.uspto.gov/news/og/trademark_og/index.jsp

System Operating Hours: 24 hours daily, 7 days per week.

System Operates On:  IE 9.0+, Firefox 5.0+, Safari 5.0+ and Chrome 13.0+.

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TSDR - Trademark Status and Document Retrieval

TSDR provides capability for checking the status of a trademark application or registration, and retrieving and viewing documents from the trademark electronic case files.

System Operating Hours: 24 hours daily, 7 days per week.
System Operates On:  IE 8.0+, Firefox 5.0+, Safari 5.0+ and Chrome 13.0+.
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TTABVUE - Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Inquiry System

Provides capability to search and view contents of Trademark Trial and Appeal Board proceedings.

System Operating Hours: 24 hours daily, 7 days per week
System Operates On: Netscape Navigator (Version 4.0 or most recent) or Microsoft I.E. (Version 4.0 or most recent) and Adobe Acrobat Reader (Version 4 and above).
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USPTO Customer Support Centers

Manages responses to public inquiries.

System Operating Hours: 24 hours daily, 7 days per week.
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