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Patent filing info for August 15-23 2018 PALM outage
As of August 30, 2018:
Applicants who filed a patent application between August 15 and August 23, 2018, other than by EFS-Web or EFS-Web Contingency, may now request a refund of the non-electronic filing fee. Please see Federal Register Notice: Filing Patent Applications Electronically During Designated Significant Outages of the United States Patent and Trademark Office Electronic Business Systems.
A USPTO form, PTO/SB/448, should be used and is available at https://www.uspto.gov/sites/default/files/documents/sb0448.pdf. When attaching the form, please use EFS-Web document description "Refund Request for Papers Filed During a Designated Outage.”
If you need assistance with electronic filing, please contact the Patent Electronic Business Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or 866-217-9197. For legal or policy questions about the procedure, please contact the Office of Patent Legal Administration at 571-272-7701.
Posted at 04:53PM Aug 30, 2018 in Current Status |