Office of Enrollment and Discipline (OED)

  • Office of Enrollment and Discipline
    Local: 571-272-4097
    Fax: 571-273-0074

Examination for Registration to Practice in Patent Cases was Updated December 16, 2016

The United States Patent and Trademark Office updated the content of the registration examination on December 16, 2016. The updated examination covers all material referred to in the Source Materials, including Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance and Training Materials. SeeSource Materials for the Questions and Answers on the Registration Examination Beginning December 16, 2016. For further information concerning Subject Matter Eligibility, please refer to the Subject Matter Eligibility page of the USPTO website.

Notice of Non Compliance with Survey of Registered Practitioners

Pursuant to 37 C.F.R. § 11.11(a)(2), the Office of Enrollment and Discipline (OED) conducted a survey of the active registered practitioners whose registration numbers are between 35,000-39,999. As of October 17, 2014, OED has not received any response from about 443 practitioners. They are given 60 days to pay the delinquency fee set forth in 37 C.F.R. § 1.21(a)(9)(i), and to provide the requested information on a blue Data Sheet, on or before December 16, 2014. Click here for more information

Registration Examination Applicants Review Sessions

Applicants who failed their registration examination will be able to schedule a review session through Prometric at a location selected by the applicant for a fee of $195. Reviews must take place within 65 days after the date of the examination. Applicants will review only those scored questions they answered incorrectly (37 CFR 11.7(e)). Complete instructions for scheduling these review sessions will be provided with the result letters.

Persons Seeking Registration to Practice Before the USPTO

The following list contains the names of persons seeking registration to practice before the USPTO.  Final approval for registration is subject to establishing to the satisfaction of the Director of the Office of Enrollment and Discipline that the person seeking registration is of good moral character and repute. 37 CFR 11.7.  Accordingly, any information tending to affect the eligibility of any of the following persons on moral, ethical or other grounds should be furnished to the Director of Enrollment and Discipline.  Click here for more information

Register of Active Patent Practitioners

Search the Register of Active Patent Attorneys and Agents

For information about disciplined practitioners, search OED Final Decisions in the FOIA Reading Room

Change of Address

As a registered Attorney and Agent, you are required to notify the Director of any changes of address separately from any notice of address change filed in individual patent applications. 37 CFR 11.11(a).

To change your home or business address you must notify OED in writing. You may do this instantly on-line at

Contact OED

Phone:     571-272-4097
FAX:         571-273-0074
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General Mailing Address:
Mail Stop OED
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
PO Box 1450
Alexandria, Virginia 22313-1450