USPTO Extends Public Comment Period for 2010-2015 Draft Strategic Plan

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Washington--The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced that the period for receiving public comments regarding the agency's 2010-2015 draft Strategic Plan has been extended until August 2, 2010. The extension has been made to allow more time for the public to provide feedback to the agency about the plan.

The draft plan includes the USPTO's mission statement, vision statement and a description of the strategic goals, objectives and significant actions that the USPTO plans to take in order to accomplish its mission and achieve its vision over the next five years. The final plan will be posted on the website by September 30, 2010.

The draft strategic plan for fiscal year 2010-2015 is available on the USPTO website at Written comments should be sent by email to

Comments may also be submitted by mail addressed to: The USPTO Strategic Plan Coordinator, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450, marked to the attention of Candice Goodman. Although comments may be submitted by mail, submission via email to the above address is preferable. The written comments will be available for public inspection at the Office of Corporate Planning, Madison East, Room 7A15, Alexandria, VA 22314, and will be available via the USPTO website.