Bulk Data Storage System Maintenance
The USPTO will perform maintenance on the Bulk Data Storage System (BDSS) beginning at 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 10 and ending at 3 p.m., Wednesday, June 10 ET.
The entire BDSS system will be unavailable during the maintenance period.
The USPTO will perform maintenance on the Assignments On The Web (AOTW) beginning at 12:01a.m. Friday, June 12 and ending at 11:59pm., Friday, June 12 ET.
The entire AOTW system will be unavailable during the maintenance period.
Fee Processing Maintenance
The USPTO will perform system maintenance on fee payment processing beginning at 12 a.m., Saturday, June 13 and ending at 8 a.m., Saturday, June 13 ET.
Payment processing for the following USPTO storefronts will be unavailable during the deployment window:
- Electronic Filing System (EFS-Web) and EFS-Web Contingency
- Patent Center
- Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS)
- Trademark Electronic Application System international (TEASi)
- Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB E2E)
- Electronic System for Trademark Trials and Appeals (ESTTA)
- Electronic Trademark Assignment System (ETAS)
- Patent Maintenance Fees Storefront (FPNG)
- Certified Copy Center (CCC)
- Office of Enrollment and Discipline-Customer Interface (OED-CI)
For Patent Customers:
The following submissions will be unavailable during the maintenance period: ePetitions, eTerminal Disclaimer, Web 85b, PG-Pub requests, and other filing types which require successful payment at time of submission. If you have questions, please contact the Patent Electronic Business Center (EBC) at 1-866-217-9197, Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to midnight ET, or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
For more information about filing documents and paying fees during an outage, please visit: https://www.uspto.gov/patents-application-process/filing-online/filing-documents-during-outage.
For PTAB Customers:
If your deadline is today for the petition filing and/or other associated documents to a pending America Invents Act (AIA) case and you cannot file electronically via the Patent Trial and Appeal Board End-to-End (PTAB E2E) System, you may use an alternative filing method.
Please visit the PTAB-E2E FAQ page: https://www.uspto.gov/patents-application-process/patent-trial-and-appeal-board/ptab-e2e-frequently-asked-questions and see A2 for information concerning your America Invents Act (AIA) petition filing and/or document filing using PTAB-E2E alternative filing methods. If you have any questions, contact PTAB during normal business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., ET by telephone at 571-272-7822 or email at Trials@uspto.gov.
For Trademark Customers:
Filing deadlines that fall on a Saturday extend the filing deadline to the next business day. Please try filing again after the maintenance ends. If you have any questions, contact the TEAS Team by email at TEAS@uspto.gov.
For TTAB Customers:
If your deadline is today and the document cannot be filed electronically, you must use an alternative method of filing. Please visit the TTAB Outage Page: https://www.uspto.gov/trademarks-application-process/appealing-trademark-decisions/filing-ttab-documents-during-outage for information concerning Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) alternative filing methods. If you have any questions, contact the TTAB Assistance Center during normal business hours by telephone at 571-272-8500 or email TTABInfo@uspto.gov.
Posted at 08:27AM Jun 09, 2020 in Planned Events |