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Archived updates for Wednesday, November 01, 2006

USPTO EFS-Web Slowdown and Maintenance

This just in from the USPTO Electronic Business Center on November 1, 2006:
Dear EFS-Web Users:

We are aware that some of our customers are currently experiencing problems with response time in EFS-Web. Resolving this problem is our highest priority. We understand that our continued success is based on your
confidence level in EFS-Web, and we apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience while resolving the problem.

Thank you,

The EFS-Web Team

The following USPTO systems will be unavailable on Sunday, November 5, 2006, starting at 1:00 AM and ending at 5:00 due to system maintenance:
  • Public and Private Patent Application Information Retrieval (PAIR);
  • Electronic Filing System WEB (EFS-Web);
  • Electronic Freedom of Information Act (eFOIA);
  • Revenue Accounting and Management (RAM); and
  • Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS) for both domestic filings and filings under the Madrid.

The USPTO’s Electronic Trademark Trial and Appeals (ESTTA) system will be unavailable on Saturday, November 4, 2006, starting at 10:00 PM and ending at midnight.

The USPTO’s Electronic Trademark Assignment System (ETAS) will be unavailable on Thursday, November 2, 2006, starting at 12:01 AM and ending at 1:00 AM due to server maintenance.

The USPTO’s Electronic Patent Assignment System (EPAS) will be unavailable on Thursday, November 2, 2006, starting at 12:01 AM and ending at 1:00 AM due to server maintenance.

The USPTO Enterprise Call Center (ECC) will be unavailable to accept customer calls at 1-800-786-9199 and 571-272-1000 on Sunday, November 5, 2006, starting at 12:01 AM and ending at 2:00 AM due to system maintenance.

Current USPTO system status reports here.

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