General Information

USPTO Contact Center (UCC)

Toll-Free: 800-786-9199
Local: 571-272-1000
TTY: 800-877-8339

For general information, mailing addresses, Internet addresses, and contact information for other USPTO services. General Support is available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET (except federal holidays).

Assignments Recordation Branch (ARB)

Local: 571-272-3350
Fax: 571-273-0140

For help with following a new assignment or obtaining information on a pending assignment, questions on assignments, liens on patents, filing assignments, recordation forms, and trademark assignments.

Office of the Chief Communications Officer

Local: 571-272-8400
Fax: 571-273-0340

The Office of the Chief Communications Officer manages the USPTO's public affairs function and coordinates a wide variety of internal and external communications.

E-mail Us

Although office policy precludes our responding to certain kinds of questions, we are able to provide a substantial amount of assistance and general information via e-mail.

Receipts Accounting Division

Local: 571-272-6500

The Receipts Accounting Division serves as the central coordinator for fees processed throughout the USPTO.


America Invents Act (AIA) Contact Center

Toll-Free: 855-HELP-AIA [855-435-7242]
Local: 571-272-3150

For questions regarding the America Invents Act, including the new legal provisions and rules in effect as of September 16, 2012: inventors oath or declaration, supplemental examination, preissuance submission, citation of patent owner claim scope statement, post grant review, inter partes review, and transitional program for covered business methods.

Application Assistance Unit (AAU)

Toll-Free: 888-786-0101
Local: 571-272-4000

Check the status of Power of Attorney, change of address, provisional application status, and express abandonment. Help with filing receipt questions, change/withdrawal of attorney, notice of abandonment for patent, notice of missing parts letter, lost grants or soft copies, certification of correction, filing a patent to the file repository, listing a patent for sale in official gazette, processing of Certificates of Corrections, or to speak to an AAU representative. Assistance is available Monday through Friday (except federal holidays) from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET. 888-786-0101 (toll-free) 571-272-4000 (local)

Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Local: 571-272-9797
Fax: 571-273-0053

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) is created by statute, and includes statutory members and Administrative Patent Judges. The PTAB is charged with rendering decisions on: appeals from adverse examiner decisions, post-issuance challenges to patents, and interferences.

Patent Electronic Business Center

Toll-Free: 866-217-9197
Local: 571-272-4100

The Patent Electronic Business Center (EBC) assists customers with filing their electronic patent application submissions via the Electronic Filing System (EFS-Web) and with the review of patent applications in Public and Private PAIR. The EBC offers support with electronic filing, eOffice Action, PatentIn and Checker, Customer Number Requests, PKI Digital Certificates, Customer Number Upload Spreadsheets, PDX requests, Fee Address Indication, PCT Associations, PatFT and AppFT Searches and Central Fax inquiries. Assistance is available Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. to Midnight ET (except federal holidays).


Contact Trademarks

Through the above link, access all relevant trademark contact information, including that for the Trademark Assistance Center, TMFeedback, Law Office Managing and Senior Attorneys, Division Managers, Trademark Electronic Application System, and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.