USPTO Systems Status and Availability

Monday Nov 10, 2014

Digital Certificate Management Website and PubEAST and PubWEST Maintenances

Digital Certificate Management Website Maintenance

OCIO will perform maintenance on the Digital Certificate Management website beginning at 5 p.m. and ending at 9 p.m., Monday, November 10 EST.

The Digital Certificate Management website ( will be unable to perform the functions listed below during the maintenance period.

  • Activate a user's first time, new user, certificate/epf file
  • Recovery actions on existing, issued certificates/epf files

PubEAST and PubWEST Maintenance

OCIO will perform maintenance affecting Public Examiner's Automated Search Tool (PubEAST) and Public Web-Based Examiner's Search Tool (PubWEST) beginning at 8 p.m. and ending at 9 p.m., Friday, November 14.

This maintenance will enable several new features:

  • Family ID-based filtering will be enabled, expanding an examiner's filtering choices to No Filtering, Application Number-based filtering and Family ID-based filtering.
  • The Foreign Patent Retrieval (FPRS) database as a searchable database within PubWEST at the Public Search Facility (PSF). Currently FPRS is only available through PubEAST.

PubEAST and PubWEST will be unavailable during the maintenance period.