USPTO Systems Status and Availability

Friday Jul 17, 2020

Current Events

Emergency Systems Maintenance
The USPTO will perform maintenance affecting multiple systems beginning at 12:01 a.m., Saturday, July 18 and ending at 8 a.m., Saturday, July 18 ET.
The following systems and systems that interface with these systems will be unavailable during the maintenance period:

  • Certified Copy Center (CCC)
  • Electronic Filing System (EFS-Web) for Unregistered eFilers
  • Fees Self-Service Portal
  • Financial Manager
  • website
  • Office of Enrollment and Discipline Information System – Customer Interface (OEDIS-CI)
  • Patent Center
  • Patent Maintenance Fee Storefront
  • Patent Practitioner Support Sponsorship Tool
  • Private Patent Application Information Retrieval (Private PAIR)
  • Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS)
  • Trademark Electronic Application System International (TEASi)
  • Trademark Next Generation Official Gazette (TMOG)
  • Trademark Next Generation ID Manual (TMNG-IDM) 

During this maintenance period, if you need to file a new patent application, you can use EFS-Web Contingency.

If you need to file a follow-on submission, use an alternative filing method.

If you have questions, please contact the Patent Electronic Business Center (EBC) at (866) 217-9197 during their operating hours of 6 a.m. to midnight, Monday - Friday ET, or email

Trademark Customers:
If your deadline is today and the document requiring a fee payment cannot be filed electronically, you must use an alternate method of filling. Please visit the Trademark Outage Page for information concerning Trademark alternative filing methods. If you have any questions, contact the TEAS Team by email

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.