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

October 16, 2018

Essential Information You Need to Protect Your Intellectual Property. A Free Public Program! Pre-Registration Required. Please register at: http://bit.ly/ptrc-25

October 16, 2018

The Silicon Valley USPTO is pleased to collaborate with the Silicon Valley PTAB Bar Association for their regional event at our West Coast regional office. This CLE program is designed for all practitioners, students, and others interested in patent prosecution and Patent Trial and Appeal Board (...

October 17, 2018

The 2018 Eastern District of Texas Bench Bar Conference will take place on October 17-19, 2018, at the Plano Marriott Legacy Town Center. This conference will focus on litigation issues unique to the Eastern District of Texas from both the bench and counsel perspectives. Under Secretary of Commerce...

October 17, 2018

Regional Director Molly Kocialski will address recent news and updates from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office during the Nebraska State Bar Association Annual Meeting. The theme for this years meeting is Framing the Past and Building the Future. Further information on the Nebraska State Bar...

October 17, 2018

The Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional U. S. Patent and Trademark Office hosts an interactive rotating 3-part series on the patent process, resource navigation, and patent searching every 3rd Wednesday of each month. Part 1 - Patent Process - October 17, 2018 Part 2 - Types of Patent Applications and...

October 17, 2018

Attend an interactive Q&A session with patent experts at the USPTO Texas Regional Office (TXRO). The TXRO will continue its 4-class curriculum on patents. Class 1 is an overview of intellectual property with a focus on patents, EFS-Web, and USPTO resources. Class 2 discusses key aspects of...

October 17, 2018

Do you have questions about patents, trademarks, and other ways to protect intellectual property? Come and meet West Coast Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Assistant Director Stephen Koziol as he leads a discussion on intellectual property (IP) strategies and why startups should...

October 18, 2018

Regional Director, Molly Kocialski will participate in a panel that will focus on how small businesses and entrepreneurs can identify and manage risks. Panelists from law, banking, accounting and more will share perspectives and best practices to safeguard from internal and external threats. The...

October 18, 2018

Bismarck Myrick , Director of the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will join us to define implicit bias and discuss how to spot it and how to reduce its impact in the workplace. Mr. Myrick will also discuss the laws that...

October 18, 2018

Join the Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and Michigan Science Center (MiSci) for a National Manufacturing Day networking and conversation. The program look at intersect of manufacturing and innovation. Reservations are required and can be sent here ...

News & Updates

August 22, 2018 USPTO Seeking Public Comments on Draft 2018-2022 Strategic Plan

WASHINGTON – The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced it is seeking comments on the draft 2018-2022 Strategic Plan. The draft plan sets out the USPTO's mission-focused strategic goals: to optimize patent quality and timeliness; to optimize trademark quality and…

August 9, 2018 USPTO Announces 2018 Patents for Humanity Winners

WASHINGTON– The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced the latest winners of the Patents for Humanity program. The Patents for Humanity program was launched by the USPTO in February 2012 as part of an initiative promoting game-changing innovations to address…

July 27, 2018 USPTO Launches Anti-Counterfeiting Video Contest

WASHINGTON - The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced the launch of an anti-counterfeiting video contest during the National Trademark Exposition. The “Consumers Combat Counterfeits" contest invites entrants to submit creative videos to help  raise awareness about…

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.…