NOTE 3. Non-Entity Assets
Non-entity assets consist of amounts held on deposit for the
convenience of USPTO customers and held on behalf of the World
Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the European
Patent Office (EPO). Customers have the option of maintaining a
deposit account at the USPTO to facilitate the order process.
Customers can draw from their deposit account when they place
an order and can replenish their deposit account as desired.
Funds maintained in customer deposit accounts are not available
for USPTO use until an order has been placed. Once an order has
been placed, the funds are reclassified to entity funds. Also,
in accordance with the Patent Cooperation Treaty, the USPTO
collects international fees on behalf of the WIPO and the EPO.
The amounts collected are
remitted to WIPO and EPO monthly.
|Fund Balance with Treasury:|
|Intragovernmental Deposit Accounts||$ 3,906||$ 3,266|
|Other Customer Deposit Accounts||66,863||71,141|
|Patent Cooperation Treaty Account||7,732||5,309|
|Total Fund Balance with Treasury||$78,501||79,716|
|Patent Cooperation Treaty Account||463||800|
|Total Non-Entity Funds||$78,964||$80,516|