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Posted at 08:51AM Sep 17, 2021 in Current Status |
Standalone Sponsorship Tool Discontinued
As of September 15, 2021, the standalone Sponsorship Tool at https://patentcenter-sponsorships.uspto.gov/ will no longer be available.
Please use the Sponsorship feature in Patent Center to view and manage support staff sponsorships for EFS-Web, Private PAIR, and Patent Center. You may use your same uspto.gov account information to sign in to all filing systems. After signing in to Patent Center at https://patentcenter.uspto.gov/#!/, you can access the sponsorship tool under the Manage > Sponsor Users menu option.
If you have browser bookmarks or favorites to the standalone Sponsorship Tool, please update them to https://patentcenter.uspto.gov/#!/.
See the Patent Center Sponsorship Guide for more information.
For questions or assistance, please contact the Patent Electronic Business Center (EBC) at 866-217-9197 during their operating hours of 6 a.m. to midnight ET, Monday - Friday, or email email@example.com.
The USPTO will perform maintenance on the Electronic Filing System-Web (EFS-Web) system beginning at 12:01 a.m., Saturday, September 18 and ending at 5:30 a.m., Saturday, September 18 ET.
During the maintenance period, the following applications will be unavailable:
- EFS-Web for Registered eFilers
- EFS-Web for Unregistered eFilers
- EFS-Web Contingency
During the maintenance period, applicants can use Patent Center to submit patent applications and follow-on submissions.
For assistance and questions, please contact the Patent EBC at 1-866-217-9197, Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to midnight ET, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted at 08:52AM Sep 17, 2021 in Planned Events |