USPTO Annual Reports

Performance and Accountability Report (PAR)

Fiscal Year 2014 PAR

The U. S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is a leader in promoting the importance of strong and balanced IP worldwide. In the past year, we have continued to implement the Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA), reduced the pendency of unexamined patent applications, established new programs and initiatives, and engaged actively with the public.

As we diligently implement the new Strategic Plan for 2014–2018, our focus remains on the agency’s mission to foster innovation, competitiveness and economic growth, domestically and abroad by delivering high quality and timely examination of patent and trademark applications, guiding domestic and international intellectual property policy, and delivering intellectual property information and education worldwide, with a highly-skilled, diverse workforce.

The USPTO is dedicated to leading the rapidly evolving 21st Century intellectual property system. We are positioned to work transparently with our stakeholder partners and to diligently continue our efforts to advance intellectual property rights globally. We remain fully prepared to accelerate our nation’s technological and commercial needs and help retain its place as the international model of innovation.

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A Citizen's Guide to the United States Patent and Trademark Office

The Citizen's Guide is a companion reference report to the Performance and Accountability Report (PAR) and the Summary of Financial and Performance Information. The Citizen's Guide outlines performance and resource highlights, presents priorities, and a look ahead. Within minutes a reader will know the essential facts, figures, future issues, and initiatives.

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