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Make filing for a patent easy!  Register in 3 simple steps.

Benefits of registration allows users of the Electronic Filing System (EFS-Web) the ability to 1) electronically save materials being created for submission and 2) to file follow-on materials.  

By associating applications to your customer number and registered USPTO.gov account, the Private Patent Application Information Retrieval (PAIR) system enables reviewing the status of your unpublished submissions and to track patent applications online.

For filing assistance, contact the Electronic Business Center (EBC).
 

First Inventor to File (FITF) Resources

The first inventor to file (FITF) provision of the America Invents Act transitions the U.S. to a first-inventor-to-file system from a first-to-invent system and became effective on March 16, 2013. The provision introduced changes to 35 U.S.C. § 102 that impact patent prosecution directly. This

Patents 4 Patients

Also known as the Cancer Immunotherapy Pilot Program, this program provides a fast-track review for cancer immunotherapy-related patent applications without the need for applicant to pay a petition fee. Under this program, patent applications pertaining to cancer immunotherapy are advanced out of turn for examination, resulting in their accelerated review.

First Office Action Estimator

The First Office Action Estimator is currently unavailable. In fiscal year 2021, the USPTO moved to a new methodology for assigning applications to examiners. We are currently in the process of updating the first action estimator to align with the new routing/docketing system. During the update

Patent Statistics

USPTO Data Visualization Center -- Patents Dashboard General Patent Statistics Patent Pendency Model (A Simulation Tool that predicts production output based on actual historical data and input assumptions)First Office Action Estimator - Check current estimates on how long it will take for a first