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 Jul 03, 2020

Current Events

Patent Examination Data System (PEDS) and PEDS API down (out-of-service)

PEDS is currently down until further notice. The USPTO is experiencing an issue with PEDS and is working diligently to resolve the issue.

USPTO and Reed Tech Public Dissemination of Data Contract Update

After seven years of service, the Public Dissemination of Data (PDD) contract between the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and Reed Tech will officially end on June 25, 2020. This contract has supported the USPTO in meeting the Executive Order to provide increased transparency of government operations and information by making patent and trademark bulk data directly available to the public via the internet at no charge.

The USPTO will continue to provide data access through a combination of the Bulk Data Storage System and the Patent Application Information Retrieval (PAIR) system. PAIR content may be accessed via Public PAIR or Private PAIR. During the migration of Public PAIR to the Patent Examination Data System, Image File Wrapper (IFW) PDF images will be available via the IFW PAIR Archives. As always, the USPTO also provides data via Global Dossier and the Open Data Developer Hub.

The USPTO thanks Reed Tech for its support in fulfilling the requirements of the PDD contract.

Planned Events

Thursday Jul 02, 2020

Planned Events

Official Correspondence (OC) and Docket Application Viewer (DAV) Disaster Recovery Exercise Test

The USPTO will perform system maintenance on Official Correspondence (OC) and Docket Application Viewer (DAV) in order to conduct a disaster recovery exercise beginning at 12:01 a.m., Friday, July 3 and ending at 5:30 a.m., Friday, July 3 ET.

Users will not be able to access the system during the maintenance period, and should save all work and log off from the system prior to the maintenance window.

A listing of affected Patents systems is below:

  • Docket Application Viewer (DAV)
  • Official Correspondence (OC)
  • Patent Center
  • Central Enterprise Data Repository-Infrastructure (CEDR Infra)
  • One Patent Service Gateway (OPSG)

Additional systems impacted:

  • Patent Electronic Filing System – Web (EFSWeb)
  • Private Patent Application Information Retrieval (PrivatePAIR)
  • Infrastructure Code Table (ICT)

TEAS and TEASi System Maintenance

The USPTO will perform maintenance on the Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS) and Trademark Electronic Application System International (TEASi) beginning at 8 a.m., Saturday, July 11 until 2 p.m., Saturday, July 11 ET. Read the release highlights on our TEAS and TEASi Maintenance and Enhancement page.

During the maintenance period, TEAS and TEASi will be unavailable. File all saved forms and e-signature forms by 7:58 a.m. on Saturday, July 11 ET.

If you don’t file these forms by that time, you will have to start the process again with the new forms. We apologize for any inconvenience.