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PAIR Announcement Archive 2011

Advisory (09DEC2011)  Due to system maintenance, Fees data in Public PAIR and Private PAIR will be unavailable Sunday, December 11, 2011 starting at 12:01AM and ending at 6:00AM Eastern Time.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Advisory (06DEC2011)  Due to system maintenance, Private PAIR will be unavailable Friday, December 09, 2011 starting at 12:01AM and ending at 5:00AM Eastern Time.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Advisory (02DEC2011)  Due to system maintenance, both Public and Private PAIR will be unavailable Sunday, December 04, 2011 starting at 1:00AM and ending at 8:00AM Eastern Time.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Advisory (17NOV2011)  Due to system maintenance, EFS-Web, Private PAIR and Digital Certificate Management (DCM) will be unavailable from 12:01AM until 8:00AM ET Friday, November 18. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Advisory (19OCT2011)  Java 7 and Java 6 Update 29 are currently not compatible and not supported in EFS-Web and Private PAIR.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Advisory (10NOV2011)  Due to system maintenance, both Public and Private PAIR will be unavailable Saturday, November 12 starting at 10:00PM until 11:00 AM Sunday, November 13. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Advisory (12OCT2011)  Due to system maintenance, both Public and Private PAIR will be unavailable Sunday, October 16, 2011 starting at 1:00AM and ending at 8:00AM Eastern Time.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Advisory (22SEP2011) Continuity Data in Public PAIR and Private PAIR

Due to system limitations, some domestic benefit data is omitted from the "Continuity Data" tab in PAIR for a U.S. application which is a national phase or continuation of a PCT international application which was not filed with the receiving office of the United States (RO/US).  The current domestic benefit data for a particular U.S. application is indicated on the most recent filing receipt or bibliographic data sheet contained in the Image File Wrapper.

Advisory (26AUG2011) Due to system maintenance, both Public and Private PAIR will be unavailable starting at 12:01AM Saturday, August 27 and ending at 4:00AM, Eastern Time.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Advisory (23AUG2011) Due to system maintenance, both Public and Private PAIR will be unavailable starting at 12:01AM Thursday, August 25 and ending at 5:30AM Thursday, Eastern Time.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Advisory (18AUG2011) Due to system maintenance, both Public and Private PAIR will be unavailable starting at 1:00AM Sunday, August 21 and ending at 8:00AM Sunday, Eastern Time.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Advisory (04Aug2011)  Due to system maintenance, both Public and Private PAIR will be unavailable starting at 12:01AM on Saturday, August 06, 2011 and ending at 5:30AM on Saturday, August 6, 2011.  In addition, access to USPTO.GOV and related Public USPTO web sites, including Public and Private PAIR will experience intermittent outages beginning at 11:00PM Saturday August 06, 2011 and ending at 5:30AM on Sunday August 07, 2011. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Advisory (29Jul2011)  Due to system maintenance, both Public and Private PAIR will be unavailable starting at 10:00PM Friday, July 29 and ending at 4:30AM Saturday, July 30 and from 10:00PM Saturday, July 30 and ending at 4:30AM Sunday, July 31.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Advisory (22Jul2011)  Due to system maintenance, Private PAIR will be unavailable starting at 10:00PM Friday, July 22 and ending at 6:00AM Saturday, July 23.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Advisory (13Jul2011)  Due to system maintenance, Both Public and Private PAIR will be unavailable starting at 11:59PM Saturday, July 16 and ending at 5:00AM Sunday, July 17.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Advisory (07Jul2011) Due to system maintenance, Both Public and Private PAIR will be unavailable on Sunday, July 10, 2011 starting at 1:00AM and ending at 8:00AM Eastern Time.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Advisory (07Jul2011)  Private PAIR is currently experiencing a problem downloading PDF files from the Outgoing Correspondence search with an Image Date of June 30, 2011 through July 5, 2011.  However, these files can be downloaded from the Image File Wrapper tab. For e-Office Action participants, you may receive multiple notifications for the same Office correspondence within the previously mentioned date range.  We are working on a resolution and apologize for the inconvenience.

Advisory (13June2011)  USPTO Announces Enhancements to Public and Private PAIR

Beginning on June 18, 2011, PAIR users will notice several new system enhancements:

Private PAIR

Fee Payment History
Private PAIR users will have access to fee payment transaction history via the Fees tab for all applications associated with their Customer Number.  Users will still be able to access Patent Maintenance Fees via the Fees tab.

Note: Fee payment information will include Accounting Date, Fee Code, Fee Amount, Mailroom Date and Payment Method

Outgoing Correspondence – Docket checkbox
In response to numerous requests from e-Office Action participants, the View Outgoing Correspondence search has been enhanced to include a new column labeled “Docketed”.  This column of checkboxes provides users the option to integrate their internal workflow with the downloading or viewing of new correspondence.  When users download or view a document, the corresponding checkbox is automatically checked indicating said document has been internally processed.  Private PAIR users also have the option to manually check or uncheck any checkbox as desired.

 

Public PAIR

Display References

A new Display References tab will be available in Public PAIR where prior art forms and documents, PTO-892, PTO-1449, IDS, NPL and FOR, are listed.  These forms and documents, with the exception of NPL, can now be easily viewed and downloaded from this new tab.

Note: These same forms and documents are still available on the Image File Wrapper tab.

Public and Private PAIR

Patent Maintenance Fees
PAIR has enhanced the Patent Maintenance Fees window pre-fill to prevent users from inadvertently paying fees to the wrong patent.  Users will now need to enter manually one of the two mandatory number fields (application number, patent number).

Attorney Docket Number
The Attorney Docket Number has been added to the right-hand side of the title banner for any active tab as well as all printer friendly pages.

Certified Copies
Public and Private PAIR have been enhanced to prevent invalid ordering of “Certified Applications as Filed” and “Certified File Wrappers” for applications that do not have an official filing date.  When this situation occurs, the hyperlinks to order certified copies will be disabled.

Advisory (18MAY2011) Due to system maintenance, Both Public and Private PAIR will be unavailable on Sunday, May 22, 2011 starting at 1:00AM and ending at 8:00AM Eastern Time.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Advisory (05MAY2011) Due to system maintenance, Private PAIR will be unavailable on Sunday, May 08, 2011 starting at 12:01AM and ending at 3:00AM Eastern Time.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Advisory (29APR2011) Due to system maintenance, both Public and Private PAIR will be unavailable on Sunday, May 01, 2011 at 12:01AM and ending at 7:00AM Eastern Time.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Advisory (06APR2011) Due to system maintenance, both Public and Private PAIR will be unavailable on Sunday, April 10, 2011 starting at 12:01AM and ending at 8:00AM Eastern Time.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Advisory (24MAR2011) Due to system maintenance, both Public and Private PAIR will be unavailable on Sunday, March 27, 2011 starting at 12:01AM and ending at 1:00AM Eastern Time.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Advisory (03MAR2011) Due to system maintenance, both Public and Private PAIR will be unavailable on Sunday, March 06, 2011 starting at 12:01AM and ending at 6:00AM Eastern Time.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Advisory (11FEB2011) Due to system maintenance, Private PAIR will be unavailable on Friday, February 11, 2011 starting at 10:00PM and ending at 11:59PM Eastern Time.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Advisory (08FEB2011) Due to system maintenance, The Fees tab will be unavailable for both Public and Private PAIR on Sunday, February 13, 2011 starting at 12:01AM and ending Sunday, February 13, 2011 at 8:00AM Eastern Time.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Advisory (19JAN2011) Due to system maintenance, both Public and Private PAIR will be unavailable Sunday, January 23, 2011 starting at 1:00AM and ending at 08:00AM Eastern Time.    We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause

Advisory (12JAN2011) The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is upgrading the infrastructure of EFS-Web and Private PAIR in order to increase system capacity and stability.  As part of the upgrade, EFS-Web and Private PAIR will have new URLs (Uniform Resource Locators) beginning on Monday, January 31, 2011.
If you have bookmarks to EFS-Web and Private PAIR, please update your bookmarks on January 31 to the new URLs below. The new URLs will not be active until January 31.

  1. EFS-Web for Registered eFilers:
    https://efs.uspto.gov/efile/myportal/efs-registered
  2. EFS-Web for Unregistered eFilers:
    https://efs.uspto.gov/efile/portal/efs-unregistered 
  3. EFS-Web Portal homepage:
    https://efs.uspto.gov/efile/portal/home
  4. Private PAIR:
    https://ppair.uspto.gov/epatent/myportal/privatepair
  5. Private PAIR Portal homepage:
    https://ppair.uspto.gov/epatent/portal/home

After the system upgrade, applicants who access the old URLs, which start with “https://sportal.uspto.gov,” will be redirected to a Web page with the new URLs. Applicants who access EFS-Web and Private PAIR using links on the www.USPTO.gov homepage may continue to do so, as URLs on the homepage and EFS-Web and Private PAIR landing pages will be automatically updated.  The change will not affect any EFS-Web or Private PAIR functionality.

For further information regarding this update, please visit the FAQs here or contact the EBC at 866-217-9197.

Advisory (07JAN2011) Due to system maintenance, please be aware of the following PAIR outages scheduled for Sunday, January 09, 2011 - Public PAIR will be unavailable starting at 12:01AM and ending at 03:00AM Eastern Time.  Private PAIR will be unavailable starting at 2:00AM and ending at 3:00AM.  Fee information will be unavailable in Private PAIR from 12:01AM and ending at 2:00AM.    We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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