USPTO Systems Status and Availability

Check this page for the latest information on operating status and availability of Online Business Systems. For Standard Hours of Availability for Online Business Systems, System Descriptions, and Operating Requirements/Compatibilities, see the links at left.

Current Status

Tuesday Sep 21, 2021

Current Events

EFS-Web: Unable to Add Documents to Saved Submission

After retrieving a Saved Submission package, EFS-Web filers are unable to add additional documents. Until this issue is resolve, please start a new submission or file a follow-on submission if you need to submit additional documents. USPTO is aware of this issue and will resolve it in an upcoming software release.

Planned Events

Tuesday Sep 21, 2021

Planned Events

Standalone Sponsorship Tool Discontinued

As of September 15, 2021, the standalone Sponsorship Tool at will no longer be available.

Please use the Sponsorship feature in Patent Center to view and manage support staff sponsorships for EFS-Web, Private PAIR, and Patent Center. You may use your same account information to sign in to all filing systems. After signing in to Patent Center at!/, you can access the sponsorship tool under the Manage > Sponsor Users menu option.

If you have browser bookmarks or favorites to the standalone Sponsorship Tool, please update them to!/.

See the Patent Center Sponsorship Guide for more information.

For questions or assistance, please contact the Patent Electronic Business Center (EBC) at 866-217-9197 during their operating hours of 6 a.m. to midnight ET, Monday - Friday,  or email