Performance and Planning

Strategic Planning

Read the USPTO strategic plan and information on the agency's strategic human capital planning efforts.

Budget & Financial

View upcoming, current, and prior year USPTO congressional budget justifications and other key financial information.

Annual Reports 

Find current and past USPTO annual reports, including agency performance results, financial information, and workload tables, along with companion Citizens’ Guides.

Fee Setting and Adjusting

View information on Patent and Trademark rulemaking processes related to the setting and adjustment of fee levels. 

 

Additional Performance and Planning Information

Upcoming Events

July 20, 2018

The Rocky Mountain Regional USPTO invites you to join us for the second session in a series of programming on understanding intellectual Property (IP). Part II in the series will give a more in-depth overview on design patents, as well as how and when an entrepreneur or business might consider...

July 20, 2018

ePCT – WIPO’s online service for filing and managing applications for international patent protection under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) By filing one international patent application under WIPO’s Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), applicants can simultaneously seek protection for an invention...

July 20, 2018

Join USPTO Director Andrei Iancu, Inventor and Astronaut Dr. David Wolf, and National Air and Space Museum Director Dr. Ellen Stofan for a special afternoon at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., as they consider the past and future of aerospace. The panel...

July 24, 2018

Please join the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the W. Frank Steely Library, Northern Kentucky University as they welcome Conrad Wong, Attorney-Advisor, China IP Team from the Office of Policy and International Affairs, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and James O. Wilson,...

July 24, 2018

As part of its Patents Education Curriculum, the Silicon Valley USPTO will host a two-hour workshop on patent searching. Learn to search databases used by patent examiners on the USPTO Universal Public Workstations (UPWS) which are publicly available at the regional office. A supervisory patent...

July 25, 2018

Strategies for IP Protection in China The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s China Intellectual Property (IP) Road Show comes to Louisville, Kentucky, with a one-day program that brings together policymakers and thought leaders on China IP issues from the U.S. government and IP practitioners—...

July 25, 2018

Defense Tech Expos presents: Special invitation to the Federal Government Small Business Procurement and Technology Plus Expo on on Wednesday, July 25th, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (open to all). The event will be held at the Holiday Inn Capitol by the Smithsonian Museums, U.S. Capitol and L'Enfant...

July 25, 2018

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math - otherwise known as STEM - is everywhere. It shapes our everyday experiences and designs our future. STEM opens the doors to strategic thinking, creative expression, and the best careers. A day long initiative that combines active fitness and play,...

July 26, 2018

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board will host a 2018 PTAB Annual Judicial Conference at the Silicon Valley Regional Office in San Jose, California on Thursday, July 26, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PT o n the 1st floor. The program will be the same at all locations and is intended to educate the...

July 28, 2018

Please join the Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as we participate in Maker Faire Detroit held in Detroit, Michigan. Learn about intellectual property and have fun with a hands-on activity inspired by the power of the sun. Maker Faires are a gathering of people who...

News & Updates

June 20, 2018 USPTO Adds Additional Schools to Law School Clinic Certification Program

WASHINGTON - The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced that 20 new law schools have joined the USPTO’s Law School Clinic Certification Program, and five currently participating law schools have added a second clinic program, during the 2016-2018 expansion. Eight law…

June 19, 2018 United States Issues Patent Number 10,000,000

WASHINGTON -  The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today issued U.S. patent number 10 million. More than just a number, patent 10 million celebrates the rich history and strength of the American intellectual property system dating back to the first U.S. patent, signed 228 years…

May 15, 2018 USPTO Announces Recipients of 2017 Patent Pro Bono Achievement Certificate

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced the recipients of the 2017 Patent Pro Bono Achievement Certificate in recognition of individuals who help make the Patent Pro Bono Program available to financially under-resourced…

May 15, 2018 USPTO Seeks Nominations for Patent and Trademark Advisory Committees

WASHINGTON - The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is seeking nominations to fill upcoming vacancies for the Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC) and the Trademark Public Advisory Committee (TPAC). Nominations must be postmarked or electronically transmitted on or before July…

May 9, 2018 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to Keynote 2018 National Trademark Expo

WASHINGTON -  The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced that NBA All-Star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will deliver the keynote address at the opening ceremony for the 2018 National Trademark Expo at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C.…

March 22, 2018 USPTO Announces Exhibitors for 2018 National Trademark Expo

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced the exhibitors chosen for the 2018 National Trademark Expo at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution on Friday,…

March 11, 2018 USPTO Unveils New Patent Cover Design at South by Southwest (SXSW)

AUSTIN, Texas - The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today unveiled the new design of the patent grant cover during a special ceremony at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas. The redesigned cover will debut on patent number 10 million which is…