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Advisory (10Feb2017) Wrong General Deposit Account Number Displayed on Electronic Acknowledgement Receipts
Due to an integration issue between EFS-Web and the USPTO's new payment system, electronic Acknowledgement Receipts for EFS-Web submissions between June 2, 2016 – September 17, 2016, may display the wrong general deposit account number for fee pre-authorization(s).
To address this issue, the USPTO is generating corrected Acknowledgement Receipts that display updated general deposit account information to replace the previously generated Acknowledgement Receipts that have the wrong deposit account number in the respective application’s Image File Wrapper (IFW). By March 2017, the corrected receipts will be visible in Private PAIR with the document description of “EFS Acknowledgment Receipt (Corrected)” (doc code: N417.CORR), therefore it is not necessary for applicants to request a corrected Acknowledgement Receipt.
EFS-Web submissions are impacted if they meet ALL of the following criteria:
· The EFS-Web submission was submitted between June 2, 2016 – September 17, 2016;
· A general deposit account was applied to authorize the Office to charge any missing fees;
· Payment was processed using the new payment system, Financial Manager; and
· Payment method for online processing was different than the general deposit account number, i.e., (1) you paid with credit/debit card or EFT and applied a general deposit account; or (2) you paid with a deposit account and used a different deposit account for pre-authorization.
If you received an adverse action as a result of this error, please contact the business unit that sent the action. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted at 12:10PM Feb 10, 2017 in Current Status |
MyUSPTO.gov and Fee Processing Maintenance
The USPTO will perform system maintenance beginning at 12:01 a.m., Saturday, March 25 and ending at 4 a.m., Saturday, March 25 ET.
The my.uspto.gov website will be unavailable during the maintenance period.
The maintenance will cause an outage to Financial Manager, an outage to Patent Maintenance Fee Storefront, and an interruption to payment processing for all USPTO storefronts. Users of the following systems should not attempt to make a payment during the maintenance period:
For 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 6 a.m - midnight ET, or email email@example.com.
For 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 Outage Page for information concerning Trademark alternative filing methods. Account holders will still be able to pay the required fees via those accounts. In addition, forms that do not require a fee payment can still be filed. If you have any questions, contact the TEAS Team by email at TEAS@uspto.gov
For 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 Outage Page for information concerning TTAB alternative filing methods. If you have any questions, contact the TTAB Assistance Center during normal business hours by phone at 571-272-8500 or email TTABInfo@uspto.gov
Posted at 03:19PM Mar 21, 2017 in Planned Events |