PTAB E2E will be unavailable for filing new petitions from midnight (00:01) until 3 a.m. Saturday, December 14, and from midnight (00:01) until 1 p.m. Sunday, December 15, 2019 ET due to multiple system maintenance.  Petitioners will need to pay for their petition outside of this scheduled maintenance time or make arrangements to pay early.  Any other updates to already filed petitions are unaffected during this time.
If your deadline is during this time for the petition filing or other associated documents to a pending AIA case, you must use an alternative filing method.
Questions?  Contact PTAB 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET at 571-272-9797 weekdays or email  You can also visit the PTAB E2E frequently asked questions for more info.

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United States moves up in international rankings for patent protection

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