Office of International Patent Cooperation

  • Commissioner for Patents
    Local: 1-571-272-8800
    Fax: 1-571-273-8800
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    Mark Powell
    Deputy Commissioner for International Patent Cooperation

The establishment of the Office of International Patent Cooperation (OIPC) reflects the USPTO's strong commitment to the IP community in improving the international patent system in two basic respects: increasing certainty of IP rights while reducing costs for our stakeholders. Achievements in both of these areas will benefit all economies by fostering increased innovation and subsequent job creation.

The OIPC is comprised of five offices: the International Patent Legal Administration, the Work Sharing Planning and Implementation Division, the Office of International Patent Business Solutions, the Classification Standards and Development Division, and the Classification Quality and International Coordination Division.

The Deputy Commissioner for International Patent Cooperation is Mark R. Powell.