USPTO Systems Status and Availability

Tuesday Jan 15, 2019

Planned Events

Multiple Systems Maintenance

The USPTO will perform maintenance affecting several systems beginning at 12:01 a.m., Friday, January 18 and ending at 7 a.m., Friday, January 18 ET.

The following systems and systems that interface with these systems will be unavailable during the maintenance period:

  • Migration Tool
  • Sponsorship Tool

Authentication with account to EFS-Web and Private PAIR. Users will still be able to use their Public Key Identification (PKI) certificates to logon to Electronic Filing System - Web (EFS-Web) and Private Patent Application Information Retrieval (PAIR).

DOCX functionality will be unavailable. Specifically, users will be unable to file in the DOCX format or save any DOCX submissions within EFS-Web and will be unable to access the DOCX format within Private PAIR during the maintenance period. However, users will still be able to file, save, and access portable document formats (PDFs) in EFS-Web and Private PAIR. 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 ET, Monday - Friday, or email