Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry X-Power-Mas

USPTO Systems Status and Availability

Check this page for the latest information on operating status and availability of Online Business Systems. For Standard Hours of
Availability for Online Business Systems, System Descriptions, and Operating Requirements/Compatibilities, see the links at left.
Current Status
Wednesday Dec 23, 2015

Update from Patent Docs:
Anyone heard how the USPTO plans to fix the ecommerce system problems?
I understand from [SCOTUS] Justice Kennedy that it should only take a weekend for a 2nd-year college student whose taken a class in engineering to fix a typical problem with an e-commerce system [like this one].

USPTO Power Outage Update

Statement updated at 9:30 a.m. ET December 24, 2015 to reflect that USPTO fax line is now operational.

A major power outage at USPTO headquarters occurred Tuesday, December 22, resulting in damaged equipment that required the subsequent shutdown of many of our online and IT systems. This includes our filing, searching, and payment systems, as well as the systems our examiners across the country use. However, we are now able to receive faxed documents. We are working diligently to assess the operational impact on all our systems and to determine how soon they can be safely brought back into service in the coming days. We understand how critical these systems are for our customers, and our teams will continue to work around the clock to restore them as quickly as possible, though we are currently estimating that these systems will be impacted at least through the Christmas holiday on
Friday, December 25.

In light of this emergency situation, the USPTO will consider each day from Tuesday, December 22, 2015, through Thursday, December 24, 2015, to be a “Federal holiday within the District of Columbia” in accordance with the description and regulations in this official notice posted here:

Further status updates will be issued on this page as they become available, as well as on our Facebook ( and Twitter ( accounts.

Thank you for your patience as we work to restore full service as soon as possible. Shutdown of Certain Electronic Systems of the United States Patent and Trademark Office from Tuesday, December 22, 2015 through Thursday, December 24, 2015

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