Electronic Funds Transfer

The EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer) payment method allows you to send the USPTO a payment over the Internet as simply as writing a check. In general EFT transactions are performed by the Automated Clearing House (link is external)through the Federal Reserve system (link is external).

See the Financial Manager User Guide, for step by step instructions in creating or updating USPTO Electronic Funds Transfer account. Financial Manager will allow you to store and manage electronic payment methods, including credit/debit cards, deposit accounts, and EFT accounts so that you don’t have to enter detailed information for each transaction.

For questions or concerns about EFT or Financial Manager, contact USPTO Contact Center (UCC) at Toll-Free: 800-786-9199 or Local: 571-272-1000.

Full technical support for EFS-Web is available through the Patent Electronic Business Center (EBC) at 866-217-9197 (toll-free) or 571-272-4100 from 6 a.m. to 12 Midnight Eastern Time, Monday - Friday.