With the declaration of Juneteenth as a federal holiday, the USPTO will be closed Friday, June 18. Facilities and call centers will be closed and deadlines falling on the holiday will be extended to the next business day (Monday, June 21). Unless otherwise noted, online events will proceed as scheduled.
Since the founding of our nation, American inventors have driven our culture and commerce with incredible ideas that have improved every function of our lives. We owe a debt of gratitude to inventors who continue to show up day after day with solutions to the world’s most pressing problems."
- Drew Hirshfeld, performing the functions and duties of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO