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

Monday Sep 17, 2018

There are no current events at this time.

There are no current events at this time.

Planned Events

Monday Sep 17, 2018

EFS-Web, EFS-Web Contingency, and Private PAIR Maintenance and EFS-Web and Private PAIR Maintenance

EFS-Web, EFS-Web Contingency, and Private PAIR Maintenance

The USPTO will perform maintenance on EFS-Web, EFS-Web Contingency, and Private PAIR beginning at 12:01 a.m., Friday, September 21 and ending at 5:30 a.m. Friday, September 21 ET.

During the maintenance period, EFS-Web, EFS-Web Contingency, and Private PAIR will be unavailable. If you need to file a new application, follow-on submission, or fees during this maintenance period, please use an alternative filing method.

If you have questions, please contact the Patent Electronic Business Center at (866) 217-9197 during their operating hours of 6 a.m. to midnight ET, Monday - Friday, or email ebc@uspto.gov.

EFS-Web and Private PAIR Maintenance

The USPTO will perform maintenance on Electronic Filing System (EFS-Web) and Private Patent Application Information Retrieval System (PAIR) beginning at 12:01 a.m., Thursday, September 20 and ending at 9 a.m., Thursday, September 20 ET.

Users will be unable to file in the DOCX format or save any DOCX submissions within EFS-Web, and will be unable to access the DOCX format within Private PAIR during the maintenance period. However, users will still be able to file, save, and access portable document formats (PDFs) in EFS-Web and Private PAIR.

 

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