Day Three of PTO E-Filing Outages August 17, 2018PatentDennis Crouch We are now in Day Three of USPTO Computer System Failures: A number of USPTO online business systems remain offline. We understand the impact to our users and the frustrations that come from having such systems down unexpectedly. The USPTO is working hard to resolve the issue and we will continue to provide updates to you. The latest information on alternative methods of filing and payment and our systems status can always be found on our website. More updates will be forthcoming. Note that the system failures do not automatically serve as any excuse for filing delays. The Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) is currently led by Acting Chief David Chiles and has a budget of $600 million.