Posts Tagged: efs


USPTO Director Lee sued for declaring federal holiday, allowing IPR filing after statutory deadline

It was only going to be a matter of time before Director Lee declaring a federal holiday without any statutory authority came back to haunt the USPTO. …
By Gene Quinn
10 months ago 21

An Exclusive Interview with USPTO Director Michelle Lee

There were no topics ruled out of bounds for this 30 minute interview, not even the Supreme Court's recent decision to accept cert. in Cuozzo, although as an …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 5

The USPTO Director can legally extend filing deadlines for emergencies

In retrospect, the proper thing for Director Lee to have done would have been to declare an emergency under the powers vested in her by 35 USC 21(a). …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 15

USPTO experiences catastrophic failure of electronic patent and trademark systems

On December 22, 2015, at approximately 7:00 pm, the USPTO experienced a catastrophic failure of electronic information systems due to what is being called a major power outage at the …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 34

USPTO Systems Maintenance on December 5th

Due to maintenance required on USPTO systems, access to Public PAIR, Private PAIR, EFS-Web and EFS-Web Contingency will be unavailable beginning 12:01 a.m. and ending at 11:59 p.…
By U.S.P.T.O.
1 year ago 0

Google Chrome to discontinue Java support, prevents access of USPTO resources

This change to the Chrome browser system is one of which U.S. patent applicants will want to be aware because of its impacts to some of …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 7

Jave 8 May Not Be Compatible with EFS and Private PAIR

Oracle's first version of Java 8 will be released on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. If install Java 8 and encounter authentication issues when trying to use EFS Web or Private PAIR …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 7

IP News & Notes: CLS Bank, Inventor Expo, PAIR & More

Starting January 15, 2014, some EFS-Web and Private PAIR users experienced issues when authenticating to the system… The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Alice Corp. v. CLS …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 2

PTO eFiling Modernization & Next Generation Fee Processing

Hearing from our online filers will assist us in gathering requirements, creating functional designs, and evaluating product releases. We will hold focus sessions to discuss the proposed …
By U.S.P.T.O.
5 years ago 0

EFS Warning! Patent Office Not Ready for Java Update

Consider the title of this article a very mild way of stating my frustration with the Patent Office. Yesterday, as I was trying to file a simple …
By Mark Malek
6 years ago 4

President Obama Calls USPTO Filing System “Embarrassing”

Earlier today President Barack Obama, perhaps with the best of intentions, demonstrated that he is not all that familiar with the United States Patent and Trademark Office …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 26