U.S. Patent and Trademark (USPTO)
Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs) and Privacy Threshold Analysis (PTA)

System Name
Approval Date
  • Cardinal IP (CIP) Patent Cooperation Treaty Search Recordation System (PCTSRS)
PTA PIA 6/14/2021
  • Consolidated Financial System (CFS)
PTA PIA 4/14/2021
  • Corporate Administrative Office System (CAOS)
PTA PIA 3/22/2021
  • Corporate Web System (CWS)
PTA PIA 9/16/2021
  • Database Services (DBS)
PTA PIA 9/23/2019
  • Data Conversion Laboratory Patent Support (DCLPS)
PTA PIA 5/19/2021
  • Data Storage Management System (DSMS)
PTA PIA 6/09/2021
  • Enterprise Monitoring and Security Operations (EMSO)
PTA PIA 3/18/2020
  • Enterprise Software Services (ESS)
PTA PIA 5/26/2021
  • Enterprise Virtual Event Services (EVES)
PTA PIA 9/09/2021
  • Executive Document Management System Cloud (EDMS-C)
PTA PIA 9/21/2021
  • Fee Processing Next Generation (FPNG) System
PTA PIA 9/2/2021
  • Global Patent Solutions (GPS) System
PTA PIA 8/13/2021
  • Information Delivery Product (IDP)
PTA PIA 8/18/2021
  • Information Dissemination Support System (IDSS) PTOD-001-00
PTA PIA 6/23/2021
  • Intellectual Property Leadership Management Support System (IPLMSS)
PTA PIA 11/08/2020
  • Landon IP Information System (LIPIS)
PTA PIA 3/22/2021
  • MicroPact Background Investigation Tracking System / Employee Relations & Labor Relations (BITS/ERLR)
PTA PIA 6/23/2021
  • MicroPact Equal Employment System (EES)
PTA PIA 6/5/2019
  • MicroPact Equal Employment System/Reasonable Accommodation Case Management System (EES/RACMS)
PTA PIA 6/24/2021
  • OKTA Identity as a Service (IdaaS)
PTA PIA 8/25/2021
  • Open Data-Big Data Master System (OD-BD MS)
PTA PIA 7/14/2021
  • Patent Capture and Application Processing System – Examination Support (PCAPS-ES)
PTA PIA 5/13/2021
  • Patent Capture and Application Processing System – Initial Processing (PCAPS-IP)
PTA PIA 3/17/2021
  • Patent End to End (PE2E) System
PTA PIA 3/09/2021
  • Patent Examination Data Search (PEDS) System
PTA PIA 9/15/2021
  • Patent Search Artificial Intelligence (PSAI)
PTA PIA 9/21/2021
  • Patent Search System – Primary Search and Retrieval System (PSS-PS)
PTA PIA 2/17/2021
  • Patent Search System – Specialized Search (PSS-SS) System
PTA PIA 9/8/2021
  • Patent Trial and Appeal Board Center (PTAB Center)
PTA PIA 9/30/2020
  • Patent Trial and Appeal Board E2E (PTAB E2E)
PTA PIA 05/20/2019
  • Planning and Budgeting Products (PBP)
PTA PIA 6/14/2021
  • Private Branch Exchange - Voice Over IP (PBX-VOIP)
PTA PIA 9/23/2021
  • Reed Technology and Information Services, Inc. (RTIS) Public Data Dissemination (PDD)
PTA PIA 8/29/2018
  • Reed Tech Patent Data Capture (PDCap)
PTA PIA 2/25/2021
  • Revenue Accounting and Management (RAM) System
PTA PIA 6/14/2019
  • Serco Patent Processing System (PPS)
PTA PIA 5/12/2021
  • Siemens Physical Access Control System (PACS)
PTA PIA 9/8/2021
  • Storage Infrastructure Managed Services (SIMS)
PTA PIA 2/25/2021
  • Trademark Next Generation (TMNG)


  • Trademark Processing System – External Systems (TPS-ES)
PTA PIA 4/30/2021
  • Trademark Processing System – Internal Systems (TPS-IS)
PTA PIA 8/11/2021
  • Trilateral Network (TRINET)
PTA PIA 8/31/2021
  • USPTO Subscription Center (USC)
PTA PIA 7/14/2021
  • VASTEC Data Conversion System (DCS)


  • VAULT System (VS)


  • VBrick Rev Cloud Service (VRC)



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Page last updated: October 15, 2021