Patent Center is the next generation tool for electronic filing and management of patent applications, which features a single unified interface, incorporates Public PAIR functionality and will be replacing EFS-Web and Private PAIR. Patent Center is available for all users. Patent Center features a training mode, which is a simulator to practice filing in DOCX format. Visit the Patent Center Information page for more information.
Check the filing status of your patent application
Securely access information on your pending patent application
Private PAIR and EFS-Web access
To register for Private PAIR and EFS-Web visit our Getting Started - New Users page
Learn how to receive e-notification of USPTO communications
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.
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
PAIR Announcements- For recent news related to Private PAIR