Late statements of FITF applicability under §§ 1.55 and 1.78.  If an applicant files a transition application that would be subject to the requirement set forth in 37 CFR 1.55(k), 1.78(a)(6) or 1.78(d)(6) for a First Inventor to File (FITF) framework a An applicant should file a statement in an AIA FITF transition application as soon as applicant becomes aware that the statement is needed in order to make sure that the application will be examined under the appropriate FITF statutory framework.  An applicant may file, prior to payment of the issue fee, a late statement that was unintentionally not timely filed, without filing a petition.  If the late statement is being filed on or after the date of payment of the issue fee, applicant must withdraw the application from issue, 37 CFR 1.313, and file an RCE in order for the late statement to be considered, and the application to then be examined under the correct statutory framework. As with any FITF applicability statement submitted after the filing of the application, an Application Data Sheet (ADS), 37 CFR 1.76, should not be used to make the statement as this would cause delay in processing the statement.  Instead, the late statement should be submitted as a separate paper and identified with the document description “Make/Rescind statement under 37 CFR 1.55/1.78,” and the document code “R.55.78.STMT” when filing the statement via the EFS-Web. The acknowledgement of a statement by the USPTO on a filing receipt does not automatically mean that the application was examined under the appropriate FITF statutory framework.  Applicant should check the AIA (FITF) status information that is shown on the latest Office action, or in the Patent Application Information Retrieval (PAIR) system to determine under what statutory framework the application was examined. What browsers does EFS-Web support? IE 11, Firefox 42. While Chrome 46 is supported in Financial Manager, EFS-Web does not support Chrome 46. For more info, see EFS-Web System Requirements.  Will I get a receipt after I submit the payment? After submitting the payment, you will be redirected to EFS-Web where a receipt will be presented as confirmation of submission. There will also be links to E-mail, Print, or Save the receipt. What happens when I select to use the New USPTO payment page? The page will redirect to the new Payment Page sign in screen. There will be options to “Sign in” or “Pay as Guest.” Customers that already have accounts can sign in and select to use a stored payment method from Financial Manager. If you do not have a account or do not have a stored payment method in Financial Manager, we recommend you select Pay as Guest. If you wish to set up a account and store a payment method in Financial Manager, we recommend doing so at a later time, as EFS-Web may time out by the time you create an account and add a stored payment method. With the new integration of EFS-Web and Financial Manager, are there any changes with the electronic filing process in EFS-Web? No, the only changes you’ll see are in the payment process. For a limited time, the Pay Fees screen in EFS-Web will offer the option for you to check out using the old system or the new USPTO payment page. Eventually, this will be phased out and all EFS-Web customers will use the new USPTO payment page to check out.   Can I pay patent and trademark filing fees using a payment method stored in Financial Manager? Yes, you can pay fees in any storefront (e.g. EFS-Web, TEAS, etc.) using a payment method that is stored in Financial Manager. Why can't I file in EFS-Web Contingency during scheduled EFS-Web outages? EFS-Web and EFS-Web Contingency share a common backend system. During scheduled maintenance activities, both EFS-Web and EFS-Web Contingency need to be brought offline to properly complete system maintenance. Could EFS-Web Contingency experience a system outage? While we do not expect EFS-Web Contingency to experience any system outages, there may be rare instances when shared resources (i.e., USPTO network, RAM and PALM) are unavailable resulting in a partial or complete loss of service.   If the RAM (Revenue Accounting Management) system is unavailable, neither EFS-Web nor EFS-Web Contingency will be able accept online payment in real-time. If the PALM (Patent Application Location Monitoring) system is unavailable, neither EFS-Web nor EFS-Web Contingency can complete validation in PALM and thus national stage 35 U.S.C 371 applications cannot be accepted. Users are strongly advised to transmit their electronic filings sufficiently early in the day to allow time for alternative paper filing when transmission cannot be initiated or correctly completed in EFS-Web nor EFS-Web Contingency. Can I file using EFS-Web Contingency at anytime? EFS-Web Contingency is intended to be used when the primary portal to EFS-Web has an unscheduled outage. We strongly encourage applicants to file as a registered user to take advantage of the full features of EFS-Web.  However, EFS-Web Contingency will be available to applicants 24x7 except for scheduled outages and other shared system resource outages. Can I file a test application via EFS-Web Contingency? No. EFS-Web Contingency is a production system and a submitted application will be processed as if it was filed through our primary EFS-Web system. Users are advised that the USPTO may revoke a user's digital PKI certificate or block a user's IP address if the user makes an improper submission through EFS-Web or EFS-Web Contingency.