ePetition resource page

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The ePetitions resource page provides useful information and guidance regarding the submission, automatic processing, and immediate grant of ePetitions on the USPTO patent electronic filing system. 

  • Secure filing with auto-grant. Filing an ePetition automates the petition process and allows petitioners to directly input the requisite information into a secure web interface and immediately receive an ePetition decision.
  • Saves time when immediate petition decisions are important. Time savings using ePetitions is especially advantageous for critical petitions where an automatic petition grant would reduce delays in restoration of patent rights, expedite withdrawal from representation and redirect office correspondence to the new correspondence address, and initiate the revival of an abandoned application to reduce patent term adjustment time.
  • Increased accuracy by providing immediate feedback to petitioners on the necessary filing requirements.
  • Current statistics regarding the pendency and grant rate comparisons between filing an ePetition and non-ePetition are available on the Patents Dashboard.  

For questions regarding Patent e-Filing, or to suggest improvements to the online system, please send an email to ebc@uspto.gov or call the Patent Electronic Business Center at 1-866-217-9197 (toll free) or 571-272-4100 from 6 a.m. to 12 midnight Eastern Time, Monday-Friday.

Web-based ePetitions

The following types of petitions have ePetition filing options:

The Quick Path Information Disclosure Statement (QPIDS) is available through the ePetition to Withdraw from Issue after Payment of Issue Fee. For more information, please visit the Quick Path Information Disclosure Statement (QPIDS) page.

Frequently Asked Questions


Video demonstration on ePetitions  

This video provides an overview of ePetitions and includes a step-by-step demonstration on EFS-Web that illustrates how quick and easy it is to submit the Request for Withdrawal as Attorney or Agent of Record (37 CFR 1.36) via ePetition. 

Additional information

Web-based ePetition Quick Start Guide [PDF]
OMB Clearance and PRA Burden Statement