USPTO Systems Status and Availability
Tuesday Mar 05, 2013

AIW and PRPS Maintenance

AIW Maintenance

USPTO will be performing an upgrade to Patents Images on the Web (PIW) starting at 10 p.m. until 11:59 p.m. Friday, March 8.

This software upgrade to the PIW/AIW systems will enable the appications to load, verify, and convert TIFF images to PDF documents to directory file structure.

In addition, there will be updates to metadata for Patent Application and Patent PDF documents.

PRPS Maintenance

USPTO will perform a software deployment to the Patent Review Process System (PRPS) beginning at 12:01 a.m. and ending at 6 a.m. on Saturday, March 9.

PRPS will be unavailable during the deployment period.

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