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 Feb 03, 2023

Current Events

There are no current events at this time. 

Planned Events

Friday Feb 03, 2023

Planned Events

Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS) and Trademark Electronic Application System International (TEASi) Maintenance

The USPTO will perform maintenance on the TEAS and TEASi systems from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 4 ET.

During the maintenance period, TEAS and TEASi will be unavailable.

Electronic Library for Patents (P-ELP) Maintenance

The USPTO will perform maintenance on P-ELP for two consecutive nights. The dates are as follows:

 • The beginning night of maintenance will be from 12:01 a.m. until 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 4 ET.

 • The final night of maintenance will be from 12:01 a.m. until 5:30 a.m. on Sunday, February 5 ET.

P-ELP will be available during the maintenance period; however, some operations may be briefly interrupted or delayed.

Patent Center users should retry if an operation is interrupted or does not appear to have been completed.

Services - Document Wrapper for Patents (S-DWP) Maintenance

The USPTO will perform maintenance on Services - Document Wrapper for Patents (S-DWP) for two consecutive nights. The dates are as follows:

    • The beginning night of maintenance will be from 12:01 a.m. until 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 4 ET.

    • The final night of maintenance will be from 12:01 a.m. until 5:30 a.m. on Sunday, February 5 ET.

S-DWP will be available during the maintenance period; however, some operations may be briefly interrupted or delayed.

Users should retry if an operation is interrupted or does not appear to have been completed.

Assignments on the Web (AOTW)

The USPTO will perform routine maintenance on AOTW from 9 a.m. until to 11:45 a.m. on Saturday, February 4 ET. 

During the maintenance, AOTW will not be available.

Trilateral Dossier Access (TDA) Maintenance

The USPTO will perform maintenance on the TDA systems from 12:01 a.m. until 5:30 a.m. on Sunday, February 5 ET.

During the maintenance period, TDA will be unavailable.

Fee Processing Next Generation (FPNG) Credit Card Payment Maintenance

Due to USPTO maintenance activities, credit/debit card payments will not be accepted from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. on Saturday, February 4 ET.  

During the maintenance period, the following USPTO storefronts will be unable to accept credit/debit card payments:

  • Electronic Filing System-Web (EFS-Web)
  • Electronic Filing System-Web Contingency (EFS-Web Contingency)
  • Patent Center
  • Patent Trial and Appeal Case Tracking System (P-TACTS)
  • Patent Maintenance Fees Storefront (FPNG)
  • Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS)
  • Trademark Electronic Application System International (TEASI)
  • Electronic System for Trademark Trials and Appeals (ESTTA)
  • Electronic Trademark Assignment Search (ETAS)
  • Office of Enrollment and Discipline Customer Interface (OEDCI)
  • Certified Copy Center (CCC)

Customers with an already established USPTO Deposit Account or Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Account may still pay using one of these payment methods during the maintenance window.

If you are unable to wait until the maintenance activity has concluded to pay a fee, the following alternative options are available:

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 require assistance with the online fee payment management system, please contact the USPTO Contact Center via the following telephone numbers: 

  • 800-786-9199 (toll-free)  
  • 571-272-1000 (local)
  • 800-877-8339 (TTY) 

Support for the online fee payment management system, and USPTO.gov accounts, is available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET (except federal holidays).

PTAB Customers: If your deadline is today for the petition filing and/or other associated documents to a pending America Invents Act (AIA) case and you cannot file electronically via the Patent Trial and Appeal Case Tracking System,(P-TACTS) you may use an alternative filing method. Please visit the PTAB-E2E FAQ page: https://www.uspto.gov/patents/ptab/ptab-e2e-frequently-asked-questions and see A2 for information concerning your America Invents Act (AIA) petition filing and/or document filing using P-TACTS alternative filing methods. If you have any questions, contact PTAB during normal business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., ET by telephone at 571-272-7822 or email at Trials@uspto.gov.

Trademark Customers: Filing deadlines that fall on a Saturday extend the filing deadline to the next business day. Please try filing again after the maintenance ends.  If you have any questions, contact the TEAS Team by email at TEAS@uspto.gov.

TTAB Customers: Please visit the TTAB Outage Page: https://www.uspto.gov/trademarks/ttab/filing-ttab-documents-during-outage 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

Multiple Systems Maintenance

The USPTO will perform maintenance on the Patent Global Dossier Public Access Dossier (P-GD-PAD) and One Portal Dossier (OPD) system from 12:01 a.m. until 5:30 a.m. on Sunday, February 5 ET.

During the maintenance period, GD-PAD and OPD application may be unavailable.

Users should save all work and log off before the maintenance period begins.

Patent Electronic Filing System-Web (EFS-Web) Maintenance

The USPTO will perform maintenance on EFS-Web from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. on Sunday, February 5 ET.

During this maintenance period, Fee Worksheets and Acknowledgement Receipts for submissions will not be generated.

Applicants may file submissions in EFS-Web during this time but wait until Monday for those documents to be generated. Applicants may still file submissions via Patent Center.