USPTO Systems Status and Availability

Check this page for the latest information on the operating status and availability of our online business systems, such as Patent Center, TEAS, and PTAB End-to-End. Issues impacting remote employees are available on the System 411 blog.

Current Status

Friday May 24, 2024

Current Events

There are no current events at this time.

Planned Events

Friday May 24, 2024

Planned Events

Systems Maintenance 

The USPTO will perform maintenance affecting several systems from midnight-9 a.m. ET on Saturday, May 25.  

The following systems and systems that interface with these systems will be unavailable during the maintenance period: 

    • Electronic System for Trademark Trials and Appeals (ESTTA)

    • Office of Enrollment and Discipline Roster of Patent Attorneys/Agents (OEDCI)

    • Patent Center and Sponsorship tool

    • Patent Trial and Appeal Tracking System (P-TACTS)

    • Publication Site for Issued and Published Sequences (PSIPS)

    • Financial Manager and Patent Maintenance Fees Storefront

    • Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS)

    • Trademark Electronic Application System International (TEASi)

    • Trademark Official Gazette (TMOG)

    • Trademark Trial and Appeal Board VUE (TTABVUE)

The maintenance will also cause interruptions to payment processing for users of the Electronic System for Trademark Trials and Appeals (ESTTA), the Electronic Trademark Assignment Search (ETAS), the Order Entry Management System (OEMS), and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board End to End (PTAB-E2E).

Patent Customers: 

For more information about filing documents during an outage, please visit https://www.uspto.gov/patents-application-process/filing-online/filing-documents-during-outage.

If you have questions, please contact the EBC (Patent Electronic Business Center) at 1-866-217-9197, Monday through Friday from 6AM - Midnight ET, or email ebc@uspto.gov

 P-TACTS Customers:

If your deadline is today for the petition filing and/or other associated documents to a pending AIA case and you cannot file electronically via the Patent Trial and Appeal Tracking System (P-TACTS), you may use an alternative filing method. Please visit the alternate filing method page at https://www.uspto.gov/patents/apply/filing-online/filing-documents-during-outage#PTAB%20E2E for information concerning your AIA petition filing and/or document filing using P-TACTS alternative filing methods. If you have any questions, contact P-TACTS during normal business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET by telephone at 571-272-9797 or email Trials@uspto.gov.

Trademark Customers:

If your deadline is today and the document requiring a fee payment cannot be filed electronically, you must use an alternative method of filing. Please visit the Trademark Outage Page for information concerning Trademark alternative filing methods. If you have any questions, contact the TEAS Team by email TEAS@uspto.gov.

TTAB Customers:

If your deadline is today and the document cannot be filed electronically, you must use an alternative method of filing. Please visit the TTAB Outage Page for information concerning Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) alternative filing methods. If you have any questions, contact the TTAB Assistance Center during normal business hours by telephone at 571-272-8500 or email TTABInfo@uspto.gov.

Bulk Data Storage System (BDSS) Maintenance

The USPTO will perform routine maintenance on BDSS beginning at 10 a.m., ET and ending at 3 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May 29. 

During the maintenance period, the entire BDSS system will be unavailable.