Please click on the button below to sign-in to Patent Center using your verified USPTO.gov account. Then select the Manage > Sponsor Users menu option to access the Sponsorship Tool.
Standalone Sponsorship Tool Discontinued
As of September 15, 2021, the standalone Sponsorship Tool at https://patentcenter-sponsorships.uspto.gov/ will no longer be available.
Please use the Sponsorship feature in Patent Center to view and manage support staff sponsorships for EFS-Web, Private PAIR, and Patent Center. You may use your same uspto.gov account information to sign in to all filing systems. After signing in to Patent Center at https://patentcenter.uspto.gov/#!/, you can access the sponsorship tool under the Manage > Sponsor Users menu option.
If you have browser bookmarks or favorites to the standalone Sponsorship Tool, please update them to https://patentcenter.uspto.gov/#!/.
See the Patent Center Sponsorship Guide for more information.
For questions or assistance, please contact the Patent Electronic Business Center (EBC) at 866-217-9197 during their operating hours of 6 a.m. to midnight ET, Monday - Friday, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Authentication Info for EFS-Web and PAIR
Practitioners and independent inventors need a verified USPTO.gov 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 can obtain a verified USPTO.gov 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 USPTO.gov 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 email@example.com or 866-217-9197.