From: USPTO Broadcast
Sent: Friday, February 09, 2018 8:10 AM
To: AllUSPTOEmployees <AllUSPTOEmployees@USPTO.GOV>
Subject: USPTO operating status - NORMAL
The USPTO remains in normal operating status. USPTO employees should report to work as usual.
As you recall from the brief shutdown last month, the USPTO remained open using prior year reserve fee collections to operate.
There is USPTO Shutdown Guidance<Caution-ptoweb.uspto.gov/ptointranet/ohr/policies_and_procedures/policies/policies_home.htm> on our intranet that may answer most of your questions. Thank you for your hard work and the continuing dedication you demonstrate to the American people.