Office of Patent Resources and Planning
The Deputy Commissioner for Patent Resources and Planning provides representation and direction on strategic outreach and planning for the Commissioner for Patents and directs all operational aspects of patent application initial examination, patent publications, and international PCT applications processing.
This office is comprised of the two offices: the Office of Patent Planning and Capacity Analysis and the Office of Patent Resource Administration.
Office of Patent Planning and Capacity Analysis
The Office of Patent Planning and Capacity Analysis performs program-specific strategic, long-range and operational planning for the program areas reporting to the Commissioner for Patents; prepares plans reflecting the decisions of the Commissioner for Patents on program alternatives and allocation of resources; in collaboration with the Office of Corporate Planning, conducts research and econometric studies and prepares related forecasts for Patent programs; conducts analyses of business processes, reengineering plans, and customer service needs; and provides related analytical support.
Office of Patent Resource Administration
The Office of Patent Resource Administration is responsible for managing and overseeing patent-specific resources as allocated at the corporate level, and establishing patent program activity targets and continually evaluating performance against patent program objectives. Provides patent program-specific budget and finance management support to the patent program areas reporting to the Commissioner for Patents; compiles operational, financial, and resource-specific reports to monitor the Patent business’ day-to-day goals and responsibilities; establishes patent program evaluation plans; and develops, maintains, and disseminates statistical data related to Patent business objectives.