Redeeming a Patents for Humanity Certificate

If you have received an acceleration certificate through the Patents for Humanity program, this section contains instructions for redeeming it.


Requesting an Extension

Patents for Humanity certificates expire after 12 months. If you would like to request an extension for another 12 months, please fill out form PTO/SB/431 and email it to:


For questions or assistance, please contact:

Raul Tamayo
Senior Legal Advisor
Office of Patent Legal Administration
(571) 272-7728