USPTO systems status update

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Patent Alert


USPTO systems status update

The USPTO’s systems continue to be operational. You can file your applications electronically through EFS-Web. For those who filed a patent application by paper between August 15 and August 23 because of the outage, the director will prescribe a procedure that will allow you to seek a refund of the paper filing fee. Once the details of this procedure are ready, we will post that information on our website.

Please view our Systems Status page for all updates on the situation.