Public PAIR to be retired

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After July 31, 2022, Public PAIR will no longer be available. To access publicly available documents, guest users may access Patent Center. 

Patent Center

Update bookmarks and favorites from Public Pair to Patent Center

  1. Remove Public PAIR at from your bookmarks and favorites.
  2. Create new bookmarks to Patent Center at
  3. For new system information see the Patent Center User Guide or visit the Patent Center Information page.
  4. For valid format types to access documents see the Patent Center Quick Reference Guide.
  5. To prepare for the transition, we are hosting several training sessions to provide details and answer questions. Please register at: Accessing publicly available documents training using Patent Center.

For assistance, 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

Access information for Patent Center

  • A verified account enables users to view their pending patent applications and to file follow on submissions.
  • Practitioners and independent inventors require a verified account to access Patent Center
  • Obtain a verified account using the verification process.

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