EFS-Web and Private PAIR access denied

Your USPTO.gov account is not authorized to access EFS-Web and Private PAIR. Please refer to the instructions below.


For patent practitioners and independent inventors 

To access EFS-Web for registered eFilers and Private PAIR, you must have a verified USPTO.gov account.  New customers, or customers who did not migrate by the migration deadline, can obtain a verified USPTO.gov account using the new verification process.


For support staff  (paralegals, legal Admins, and others) 

To access EFS-Web for registered eFilers and Private PAIR, your USPTO.gov account must be sponsored by a practitioner. The Sponsorship Tool is available for registered practitioners to sponsor their support staff to work on their behalf. In order to sponsor support staff, a practitioner must first migrate to a USPTO.gov account and the support staff must each have a USPTO.gov account.

For step-by-step instructions, see Sponsorship Tool Guide

Still having problems?

If you need assistance creating your USPTO.gov account, please call the USPTO Contact Center (UCC) at 800-786-9199. For assistance with migration, please contact the Patent Electronic Business Center at ebc@uspto.gov or 866-217-9197.