USPTO Systems Status and Availability
Saturday Dec 08, 2012

Planned Events

PRPS Maintenance 

USPTO will be performing maintenance on the Patent Review Processing System (PRPS) on Thursday, December 13. The system will be unavailable starting at 12 a.m. and ending at 5 a.m. on Thursday, December 13.

Certificate Management

USPTO will be performing updates to computers supporting the external customer Cerfiticate Authority application starting at 6 p.m. and ending at 11:59 p.m. December 14. USPTO External Customers will not be able to access certificate management functions during this outage.

Access to PrivatePAIR and EFSWeb, using the USPTO-issued digital certificates, will not be affected.

Currently, valid certificates will continue to be accepted for authentication to those secured applications.

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