Office of Information Technology for Patents

General Support: Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM ET (Closed on all Federal Holidays)

The Office of Information Technology for Patents (OITP) manages the development and implementation of technology systems, tools, and information resources for Patents.  This includes developing program requirements for automated systems relating to domestic and international patent information technology systems.  OITP also provides an extensive array of Patents information services including stakeholder support. OITP has four operating areas that maintain responsibility for developing and implementing new and enhanced automation technologies, processes, and programs designed to improve patent business practices.

This office is comprised of five offices: the Office of Patent Information Resources, the Scientific and Technical Information Center, Business Planning and IT Security, the Office of Patent Automation, and Governance Policy and Strategy Division.