The USPTO will be performing network maintenance on multiple nights beginning at 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, July 31 and ending at 5 a.m., Friday, August 2 ET.
The maintenance will occur on the following nights and times.
- Beginning at 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, July 31 and ending at 5 a.m., Thursday, August 1 ET.
- Beginning at 11:59 p.m., Thursday, August 1 and ending at 5 a.m., Friday, August 2 ET.
During the maintenance periods, access to http://www.uspto.gov and the following USPTO public online payment systems may be intermittent:
- USPTO Financial Manager and Patent Maintenance Fee Storefront
- Electronic Filing System (EFS-Web & EFS-Web Contingency)
- Electronic System for Trademark Trials and Appeals (ESTTA)
- Electronic Trademark Assignment System (ETAS)
- Patent Trial and Appeal Board End to End (PTAB E2E)
- Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS)
- Certified Copy Center
For Patent Customers:
If you need to file a follow-on submission or pay fees, use an alternative filing or payment method.
If you have questions, please contact the Patent Electronic Business Center (EBC) at 1-866-217-9197, Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. - midnight ET, or email email@example.com.
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:
If your deadline is today and the document requiring a fee payment cannot be filed electronically, you must use an alternative method of filing. Please visit the Trademark Outage Page for information concerning Trademark alternative filing methods. If you have any questions, contact the TEAS Team by email 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 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 04:35PM Aug 01, 2019 in Planned Events |