The Sponsorship Tool in Patent Center is now available for registered practitioners to sponsor their support staff to work on their behalf. In order to sponsor support staff, a practitioner must have a registered USPTO.gov account and the support staff must each have a USPTO.gov account. In Patent Center select Manage and Sponsor user to review active or pending sponsorship requests.
For step-by-step instructions, see Patent Center Sponsorship Tool Guide.
Sponsor Support Staff
Patent Center Info Page
Patent Center is a new tool for electronic filing and management of patent applications. Visit the Patent Center Info Page for more information. Try the beta replacement for EFS-Web, Private PAIR and Public PAIR.
Access Patent Center
The Patent Application Information Retrieval (PAIR) system provides USPTO customers a safe, simple, and secure way to retrieve and download information regarding patent application status. Private PAIR provides secure real-time access to pending application status and history using a registered USPTO.gov account.
In order to access Private PAIR, you must:
be a registered patent attorney/agent, an independent inventor, or a person granted limited recognition,
have a customer number,
have a registered USPTO.gov account or be a sponsored practitioner support user
Announcements and Notices
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