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02 - Where to File Petitions, Requests, and Related Inquiries With the Office of Petitions

Petitions, requests, and related inquiries, may be filed with the Office of Petitions using any of the following delivery methods:

  • EFS-Web (Web-based Electronic Filing System) accessible through the Electronic Business Center (EBC);
  • Selected types of the petitions handled by the Office of Petitions can also be filed as e-Petitions.
  • United States Postal Service (USPS) and addressed to: 

Mail Stop Petitions
Commissioner for Patents
P.O. Box 1450
Alexandria, VA 22313-1450

  • Non-USPS Delivery Services and addressed to:  

United States Patent and Trademark Office Customer Service Window
Mail Stop Petitions
Randolph Building
401 Dulany Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

  • Facsimile transmission for all petitions, requests, and related inquiries must be directed to the USPTO Central FAX Number of 571-273-8300 unless otherwise indicated below;
    • Petitions to Withdraw from Issue sent to the Central FAX Number should be marked "Special Processing Submission;"
    • ONLY Petitions to Withdraw from Issue, in particular, URGENT Petitions to Withdraw from Issue where patent issuance is imminent, may be facsimile transmitted directly to the Office of Petitions at 571-273-0025; or
  • Hand Carry: 

United States Patent and Trademark Office 
Customer Service Window (located on the Ballenger Avenue side of the Randolph Building) 
401 Dulany Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

 (Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to midnight, Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday).

Further information regarding mailing,  hand carry procedures, and addresses for the USPTO can be found at:

For the relevant patent laws and rules applicable to Where to File Petitions, Requests, and Related Inquiries With the Office of Petitions, please see:

  • MPEP § 513, Deposit as Express Mail with U.S. Postal Service; and
  • Official Gazette Notice (02 August 2005),Mailing and Hand Carry Addresses for Mail to the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

For further assistance, please contact the Petitions Help Desk between 8:30 AM - 5 PM (EDT).

 

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