Performance and Planning

Strategic Planning

Read the USPTO strategic plan and information on the agency's strategic human capital planning efforts.

Budget & Financial

View upcoming, current, and prior year USPTO congressional budget justifications and other key financial information.

Annual Reports 

Find current and past USPTO annual reports, including agency performance results, financial information, and workload tables, along with companion Citizens’ Guides.

Fee Setting and Adjusting

View information on Patent and Trademark rulemaking processes related to the setting and adjustment of fee levels. 

 

Additional Performance and Planning Information

Upcoming Events

January 22, 2018

Regional Director Molly Kocialski will be speaking about USPTO resources and programs for attorneys working in IP-intensive industries around the world. The presentation will take place at "International Issues in Intellectual Property: From Acquisitions to Utility," a conference hosted by the...

January 23, 2018

Molly Kocialski, Director of the USPTO Rocky Mountain Regional Office, will be presenting on the importance of intellectual property for every startup, small business, independent inventor and entrepreneur in the Eagles Nest meeting room of the Academic Center on the Colorado Mountain College...

January 23, 2018

As part of its Patents Education Curriculum, the Silicon Valley USPTO will host a two-hour workshop on patent searching. Learn to search databases used by patent examiners on the USPTO Universal Public Workstations (UPWS) which are publicly available at the regional office. A supervisory patent...

January 23, 2018

IP for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs Dallas County Community College District's Bill J. Priest Institute’s mission is to help small businesses grow revenue, increase jobs and contribute to the economic growth of Dallas County. Led by its Small Business Innovation Cultivator, the institute...

January 24, 2018

This program is designed for startups, small businesses, entrepreneurs, and incubators, and delivers valuable information about federal resources available to help you from falling prey to predatory practices and fraud. Engage with a panel of experts from across the federal government focused on...

January 24, 2018

Save the date for the sixth installment of the Navigating Through the Invention Process: From Idea to Product to Market series, "Finding the Right Funding - Part 3." In this session you will learn more about funding from a panel of various regional service providers that support start-ups and small...

January 25, 2018

This meeting has been organized by the Department of Commerce’s Internet Policy Task Force . It follows up on earlier public meetings held by the Task Force in December 2013 , April 2015 , and December 2016 . Topics likely to be covered include: (1) initiatives to advance the digital content...

January 25, 2018

This meeting has been organized by the Department of Commerce’s Internet Policy Task Force . It follows up on earlier public meetings held by the Task Force in December 2013 , April 2015 , and December 2016 . Topics likely to be covered include: (1) initiatives to advance the digital content...

January 25, 2018

The Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional Office Outreach Assistant Regional Director, Alford Kindred, will be presenting to members of the South East Michigan Entrepreneurs Association at their Lunch and Learn. The presentation will include information about the services and resources the U.S. Patent...

January 25, 2018

This meeting has been organized by the Department of Commerce’s Internet Policy Task Force . It follows up on earlier public meetings held by the Task Force in December 2013 , April 2015 , and December 2016 . Topics likely to be covered include: (1) initiatives to advance the digital content...

News & Updates

Deposit account rules and information

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) offers an Unrestricted type of deposit account, which allows account holders to charge any fee or service offered by the USPTO directly to their accounts. Account holders can securely replenish their deposit accounts, change authorized users, and view the current balance and monthly statements

January 5, 2018 Nominations Sought for National Medal of Technology and Innovation

Washington - The Department of Commerce's United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is seeking nominations for the 2018 National Medal of Technology and Innovation. The medal is the country's highest award for technological achievement and is presented by the President of the United…

November 14, 2017 USPTO Finalizes Revised Patent Fee Schedule

Washington – The U.S. Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today issued a final rule, “Setting and Adjusting Patent Fees during Fiscal Year 2017” to set or adjust certain patent fees, as authorized by the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA). The…

November 6, 2017 Cooperation for an Expanded Collaborative Search Pilot with the JPO and KIPO

Washington  – The Department of Commerce's United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Joseph Matal, Performing the Functions and Duties of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, participated in the signing…

November 3, 2017 USPTO Launches Two Year Diversion Pilot Program

Washington -The Department of Commerce's United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is initiating a two-year Diversion Pilot Program for patent and trademark practitioners.  Implemented by the Office of Enrollment and Discipline (OED), the program aligns USPTO with the practices of more…

March 8, 2017 Nominations Sought for National Medal of Technology and Innovation

Washington – The Department of Commerce's United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is seeking nominations for the 2017 National Medal of Technology and Innovation. The medal is presented each year by the President of the United States and is this country's highest award for…

January 9, 2017 USPTO Announces New Patent and Trademark Advisory Committee Members

Washington – The U.S. Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced new Patent and Trademark Advisory Committee Members for the Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC) and the Trademark Public Advisory Committee (TPAC). The Public Advisory…

December 12, 2016 U.S. Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement Announced

U.S. Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement Announced Today, the Office of the U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC) released the 2017-2019 U.S. Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement, which offers a blueprint for coordinating resources and…

Patent Quality Conference

Advancing Patent Quality Across the IP Community Keynote Speaker: Michelle K. Lee, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property & Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office