Update bookmarks and favorites to Sponsorship Tool

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.

Patent Center  

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 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 ebc@uspto.gov.


Authentication Info for Patent Center

Practitioners and independent inventors need a verified USPTO.gov account to access Patent Center. 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 ebc@uspto.gov or 866-217-9197