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Check Out the New USPTO.gov

Explore the beta version of our new website. We polled hundreds of users to create new navigation making it easier to access services and accomplish tasks. It's also more mobile friendly. Take a look and help us improve it. Find a link to our feedback site at the top of each page on the beta site.

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New Maximum Daily Limit for Credit Card Payments, Effective June 1

The maximum daily limit per credit card account is currently $49,999.99.  Starting June 1, 2015, the daily limit per credit card account will be lowered to $24,999.99.  Debit cards will continue to have no daily limit.

PPAC Annual Report

2014 Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC) Annual Report

The 2014 Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC) Annual Report is now available for review. PPAC was established under statutory authority and consists of nine voting members appointed by the Secretary of Commerce who represent small and large entity patent applicants located in the U.S.

National Medals of Technology and Innovation (NMTI)

Honoring Our Nation’s Top Innovators

President Obama recently awarded the 2012 National Medals of Technology and Innovation (NMTI) to our nation’s top thinkers, discoverers, and innovators.

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Two Key Patent Pilot Programs Have Been Extended Another Year

We've extended our After Final Consideration Pilot (AFCP) 2.0 and the Quick Path IDS (QPIDS) Pilot through September 30, 2015. AFCP 2.0 is ideal for situations where an examiner and applicant may be close to an agreement.

Popular for tailgating during football season, Design Patent No. 706,355 granted to Jeffrey Monenare for his football cornhole board

Popular for tailgating during football season, Design Patent No. 706,355 granted to Jeffrey Monenare for his football cornhole board

Driving Innovation, Not Litigation

An executive action update from the White House and the USPTO, answering President Obama's call to strengthen our patent system and foster innovation.

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