Note 7. Entity and Non-Entity Assets
Non-entity assets are amounts held on deposit for the convenience of the USPTO’s customers.
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 the USPTO use until an order has been placed. Once an order has been placed, the funds are reclassified to entity funds.
As of September 30, 2011 and 2010, entity and non-entity assets consisted of the following:
|Fund Balance with Treasury:|
|Intragovernmental Deposit Accounts||$6,170||$5,823|
|Customer Deposit Accounts with the Public||98,687||95,852|
|Total Fund Balance with Treasury||104,857||101,675|
|Customer Deposit Accounts with the Public||727||629|
|Total Non-Entity Assets||105,584||102,304|
|Total Entity Assets||1,747,913||1,525,649|