USPTO Systems Status and Availability

Friday Aug 05, 2022

Planned Events

Patent Electronic Filing System-Web (EFS-Web) Maintenance

The USPTO will perform maintenance on EFS-Web beginning at 8 p.m., Friday, August 5 and ending at 10 p.m., Friday, August 5 ET.

During this maintenance period, Fee Worksheets and Acknowledgement Receipts for submissions will not be generated. Applicants may file submissions in EFS-Web during this time, but wait until Monday for those documents to be generated. Applicants may still file submissions via Patent Center.

Services-Document Wrapper for Patents (S-DWP) Maintenance

The USPTO will perform maintenance on the S-DWP beginning at 10 p.m., Friday, August 5 and ending at 5 a.m., Saturday, August 6 ET.

During the maintenance period, S-DWP will be unavailable.

The following systems will be partially impacted during the maintenance:

  • Patent Center
  • Private Patent Application Information Retrieval (Private PAIR)
Previously submitted documents will not be available at the Patent Center and Private PAIR's IFW tab during the maintenance period. New documents submitted via Patent Center and Electronic Filing System-Web (EFS-Web) during the maintenance period will experience longer than expected delays in becoming available in the Patent Center and Private PAIR's IFW tab. Customers should check back on Monday, August 8 to see if the impacted submissions are available at Patent Center and Private PAIR.
  • Global Dossier (GD)
  • One Portal Dossier (OPD)

 

All documents will not be viewable, downloadable during the outage.

 

Fee Processing Next Generation (FPNG) Credit Card Payment Maintenance

Due to USPTO maintenance activities, credit/debit card payments will not be accepted between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m., Saturday, August 6 ET. 

During the maintenance period, the following USPTO storefronts will be unable to accept credit/debit card payments:

  • Electronic Filing System-Web (EFS-Web)
  • Electronic Filing System-Web Contingency (EFS-Web Contingency)
  • Patent Center
  • Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB-E2E)
  • Patent Maintenance Fees Storefront (FPNG)
  • Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS)
  • Trademark Electronic Application System International (TEASI)
  • Electronic System for Trademark Trials and Appeals (ESTTA)
  • Electronic Trademark Assignment Search (ETAS)
  • Office of Enrollment and Discipline Customer Interface (OEDCI)
  • Certified Copy Center (CCC)

Customers with an already established USPTO Deposit Account or Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Account may still pay using one of these payment methods during the maintenance window.

If you are unable to wait until the maintenance activity has concluded to pay a fee, the following alternative options are available:

Patent Customers: For more information about filing documents during an outage, please visit: https://www.uspto.gov/patents/apply/filing-online/filing-documents-during-outage. 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.

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/ptab/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.

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.

TTAB Customers: Please visit the TTAB Outage Page: https://www.uspto.gov/trademarks/ttab/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

System Maintenance

The USPTO will implement new account management technology beginning at 12:01 a.m., Saturday, August 13 and ending at 5:30 a.m., Saturday, August 13 ET. 

During this time, the following systems will be unavailable:

  • API Key Manager
  • EFS Web (Electronic Filing System-Web)
  • Fee Payment Processing (FPNG)
  • MyUSPTO
  • Certified Copy Center (CCC)
  • Office of Enrollment and Discipline - Customer Interface (OEDIS - CI)
  • Patent Center (eMOD)
  • Patent Center Support
  • Patent Trial and Appeal Board End to End (PTAB E2E)
  • PE2E Sequence Listing Access (SLIC) - PE2E Bio-Sequence
  • Private PAIR (Patent Application Information Retrieval)
  • TM Document Management
  • Trademark Admin (TM-ADMIN)
  • Trademark Electronic Application System - (TEASi)
  • Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS)
  • Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS-Media)
  • Trademark Status Document Retrieval (TSDR) API 

Reference Document Management Services (RDMS) Maintenance

The USPTO will perform maintenance on the RDMS systems beginning at 12:01 a.m., Sunday, August 7 and ending at 5:30 a.m., Sunday, August 7 ET.

During the maintenance period, RDMS will be unavailable.

Patent Electronic Filing System-Web (EFS-Web) Maintenance

The USPTO will perform maintenance on EFS-Web beginning at 8 p.m., Sunday, August 7 and ending at 10 p.m., Sunday, August 7 ET.

During this maintenance period, Fee Worksheets and Acknowledgement Receipts for submissions will not be generated.

Applicants may file submissions in EFS-Web during this time, but wait until Monday for those documents to be generated. Applicants may still file submissions via Patent Center.