The Receipts Accounting Division is responsible for deposit accounts, patent maintenance fees, and refunds as follows:
- Administers and monitors USPTO deposit accounts;
- Processes payments and requests for patent maintenance fees;
- Coordinates and monitors most requests for refunds; and
- Responds to a wide variety of customer inquiries.
SCAM ALERT - Warning about non-USPTO solicitations requesting payments that are sent by numerous companies unaffiliated with the USPTO.
SCAM ALERT - Warning about spoofed calls that impersonate the USPTO; the USPTO will never request payment information over the telephone.
Matthew Lee is the director of the Receipts Accounting Division.