Office of the Commissioner for Patents

  • Commissioner for Patents
    Local: 571-272-8800
    Fax: 571-273-0125

The Office of Patents of the USPTO examines applications and grants patents on inventions when applicants are entitled to them; it publishes and disseminates patent information, records assignments of patents, maintains search files of U.S. and foreign patents and maintains a search room for public use in examining issued patents and records.

Office of Patent Examination Policy

The Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy provides staff assistance in establishing patent examination and documentation policy standards for the...

Office of Patent Administration

The Deputy Commissioner for Patent Administration provides representation and direction on strategic outreach and planning for the Commissioner for Patents and acts as a...

Office of International Patent Cooperation

The establishment of the Office of International Patent Cooperation (OIPC) reflects the USPTO's strong commitment to the IP community in improving the international...