Strategic Planning

USPTO seeks public comments on draft 2018-2022 Strategic Plan

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) seeks 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 timeliness; and to provide domestic and global leadership to improve intellectual property (IP) policy, enforcement, and protection worldwide.

The USPTO welcomes comments on all aspects of the plan. Comments should be sent by email addressed to The USPTO will consider all comments received during the public comment period.

The USPTO anticipates posting the final strategic plan for FY 2018-2022 in November 2018.

Draft USPTO 2018-2022 Strategic Plan

Download the draft USPTO 2018 - 2022 Strategic Plan [PDF]

Comments must be submitted no later than Thursday, September 20, 2018.


USPTO 2014-2018 Strategic Plan
Download the USPTO 2014 - 2018 Strategic Plan [PDF]

Past Strategic Plans

2015-2018 USPTO People Plan

The 2015-2018 USPTO People Plan establishes a human capital framework that provides meaningful connections between talent and business results. USPTO strives to generate motivation and commitment, empower employees, and create a supportive work environment using three Pillars — lead, engage, and enable. The Plan will address future challenges and guide strategy to achieve exceptional business results through USPTO’s greatest asset — its people.  

Download the USPTO 2015 - 2018 USPTO People Plan [PDF]


Past USPTO Strategic Human Capital Plan

Download the USPTO 2011 - 2015 Strategic Human Capital Plan [PDF]

Download the USPTO 2011 - 2015 Strategic Strategic Human Capital Plan Highlights [PDF]

Please email questions regarding the plan to

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