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

Friday Jan 14, 2022

Current Events

Patent Center Issues

AIA/14 upload option in Patent Center is temporarily unavailable

    • Please use the Web ADS or No ADS options available in Patent Center.
    • EFS Web is an alternative for filing applications with a PTO/AIA/14 fillable form
    • If you have experienced this issue, please do not resubmit an Application Data Sheet

Resolved: Patent Center and Private PAIR Delays

The previously reported issue regarding new applications delays in Private PAIR and Patent Center has been resolved.

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the Patent Electronic Business Center (EBC) at ebc@uspto.gov or 866-217-9197. 

Planned Events

Friday Jan 14, 2022

Planned Events

Electronic Filing System-Web (EFS-WEB) Maintenance

The OCIO will perform maintenance on EFS-Web beginning at 8 p.m., Sunday, January 16 and ending at 10 p.m., Sunday, January 16 ET.

During this maintenance period, Fee Worksheets and Acknowledgement Receipts for submissions will not be generated. There will be a delay before these documents will be available.

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

Office of Enrollment Discipline Information System Maintenance

The USPTO will perform maintenance on OEDIS beginning at 7 p.m., Tuesday, January 18 and ending at 8 p.m., Tuesday, January 18 ET.

The following systems will be unavailable during the maintenance period:

    •    Patent Practitioner Search
    •    Registered Practitioner Portal
    •    Exam Applicant Portal