Authentication Change for EFS-Web and PAIR

Practitioners and independent inventors need a verified account to access EFS-Web for registered eFilers and Private PAIR. Support staff working on behalf of a practitioner needs to be sponsored to obtain access.

New customers, or customers who did not migrate by the migration deadline, can obtain a verified account using the new verification process. See below for more information.

Frequently asked questions and answers can be found in the FAQ section below.

Legal information and guidance

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