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USPTO 2014-2018 Strategic Plan

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Strategic Plan for fiscal years (FY) 2014-2018 sets forth the agency’s three mission-focused strategic goals and one management goal, as well as the proposed objectives and initiatives to meet those goals. The plan is designed to continue strengthening the capacity of the USPTO, improve the quality of issued patents and registered trademarks, and shorten the time it takes to get a patent. Consistent with the Department of Commerce’s strategic plan’s emphasis on innovation as a foundation for economic growth and opportunity, this plan will continue to enhance and accelerate the innovation and job growth needed to transform the U.S. economy, foster competitiveness, and drive the creation and growth of U.S. businesses. This plan has been completed with input from our public advisory committees, stakeholders, the public, and USPTO employees.

Download the USPTO 2014 - 2018 Strategic Plan [PDF]

Notice regarding Section 508 of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998.  Section 508 of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 requires all United States Federal Agencies with websites to make them accessible to individuals with disabilities.  The PDF version of the plan itself is minimally 508 accessible at this time.  A more fully Section 508 compliant version of this plan will be available on or before April 30, 2014 in PDF format.  Until that version is available to individuals with disabilities, the USPTO is providing access assistance via telephone.  Please contact the Office of Planning and Budget at 571-272-3333 for interim accessibility assistance.

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USPTO 2010-2015 Strategic Plan

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Strategic Plan for fiscal years (FY) 2010-2015 sets forth the agency’s mission-focused goals, as well as the proposed objectives to meet those goals. The plan is designed to strengthen the capacity of the USPTO, improve the quality of issued patents and registered trademarks, and shorten the time it takes to get a patent. The plan as fully implemented will enhance and accelerate the innovation and job growth needed to transform the U.S. economy, foster competitiveness, and drive the creation and growth of U.S. businesses. This plan has been completed with input from our public advisory committees, stakeholders, the public, and USPTO employees.

Download the USPTO 2010 – 2015 Strategic Plan [PDF]

Download the USPTO 2010 – 2015 Strategic Framework Highlights [PDF]

View previous strategic plans.

Please e-mail questions regarding this plan to strategicplan@uspto.gov.

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USPTO 2011-2015 Strategic Human Capital Plan

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) 2011-2015 Strategic Human Capital Plan (SHCP) sets forth the agency’s human capital goals, as well as the proposed objectives to meet those goals. The SHCP addresses the future workforce demands and challenges facing the USPTO and identifies the agency’s specific human capital management initiatives designed to overcome its challenges.

Download the USPTO 2011 – 2015 Strategic Human Capital Plan [PDF]

Download the USPTO 2011 – 2015 Strategic Strategic Human Capital Plan Highlights [PDF]

Please email questions regarding the plan to HumanCapitalPlan@uspto.gov.

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Fiscal Year 2013 Performance and Accountability Report (PAR)

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has over the last year continued to foster innovation, competitiveness, and economic growth at home and abroad, while maintaining the standard for what a user-friendly, stakeholder-oriented 21st-century government agency can be.

We implemented in March 2013 the final provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act that President Obama signed into law on September 16, 2011, including the first-inventor-to-file provision.  That provision further harmonizes our patent operations with patent offices around the world, and includes safeguards to ensure that only an original inventor or his assignee may be awarded a patent.

This fiscal year, we learned that the USPTO was named one of the U.S. Federal Government’s Best Places to Work by the non-profit Partnership for Public Service, which ranked the USPTO number 5 out of 292 federal agency subcomponents based on a survey by the Office of Personnel Management. 

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.  

Download the 2013 Performance and Accountability Report [PDF]

View prior year Performance and Accountability Reports.

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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.

Download the 2013 Citizen Centric Report [PDF]

Download the 2012 Citizen Centric Report [PDF]

Download the 2011 Citizen Centric Report [PDF]

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Mission

To foster innovation and competitiveness by:

Providing 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.

Vision

USPTO: Leading the World in Intellectual Property Protection and Policy

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