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

June 19, 2018

The Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will be moderating a panel discussion for Medical Main Street: Doctors' Wish List. The panel discussion will identify the needs and ideas to improve health care technology and devices. Hear firsthand from a physician and those in...

June 19, 2018

​The University of Houston and Texas Southern University have secured U.S. Department of Energy funding to conduct a six-week summer program to improve minority engagement in innovation and entrepreneurship in the energy sector. The collaborative summer program will be held June 4 – July 13, 2018...

June 19, 2018

The Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will be participating in the Techstars Startup Week Detroit 2018. Join us to learn about intellectual property basics, how intellectual property can add value to your company, and the steps you need to take to protect...

June 19, 2018

The Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will be participating in the Techstars Startup Week Detroit 2018. Every innovative company – small and large – must plan to leverage its intellectual property rights and avoid intellectual property pitfalls. In this...

June 20, 2018

The Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will be participating in the Techstars Startup Week Detroit 2018. Join us to learn about intellectual property basics, how intellectual property can add value to your company, and the steps you need to take to protect...

June 20, 2018

The Midwest Regional USPTO hosts an interactive rotating 3-part series on the patent process, resource navigation, and interactive patent searching every 3rd Wednesday of each month. Part 3 - Register Now Part 1 - Patent Process - J anuary 17, 2018; April 18, 2018; July 18, 2018; or October 17,...

June 20, 2018

This quarterly meeting is for members of the public to learn about changes and information related to the Public Search Facility and Public Records Division. Topics to be discussed at this meeting: Opening and Announcements Public Search Facility Status Public Records Division Status For additional...

June 20, 2018

On June 19, the USPTO will issue U.S. patent no. 10,000,000. These 10 million utility patents represent two centuries of breakthroughs that transformed the United States into the world’s innovation leader even as inventors from around the world have sought U.S. patent protection. Please join us for...

June 20, 2018

The Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will be participating in the Techstars Startup Week Detroit 2018. Join us for an update on the status of the USPTO including issuance of the 10 Millionth Patent. The program is designed to listen to the startup community...

June 21, 2018

The State Bar of Texas is the fifth largest organization of lawyers in the United States and is the second largest state bar association (with regard to active attorney members) in the United States. All attorneys licensed to practice law in Texas must become members of the State Bar. The State Bar...

News & Updates

May 15, 2018 USPTO Announces Recipients of 2017 Patent Pro Bono Achievement Certificate

Alexandria, VA– The U.S. Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced the recipients of the 2017 Patent Pro Bono Achievement Certificate in recognition of individuals who help make the Patent Pro Bono Program available to financially…

May 15, 2018 USPTO Seeks Nominations for Patent and Trademark Advisory Committees

Alexandria, VA– The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is seeking nominations to fill upcoming vacancies for the Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC) and the Trademark Public Advisory Committee (TPAC). Nominations must be postmarked or electronically transmitted on or before…

May 9, 2018 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to Keynote 2018 National Trademark Expo

Washington - The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced that NBA All-Star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will deliver the keynote address at the opening ceremony for the 2018 National Trademark Expo at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. on…

March 22, 2018 USPTO Announces Exhibitors for 2018 National Trademark Expo

Washington - The U.S. Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced the exhibitors chosen for the 2018 National Trademark Expo at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution on Friday,…

March 11, 2018 USPTO Unveils New Patent Cover Design at South by Southwest (SXSW)

Austin - The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today unveiled the new design of the patent grant cover during a special ceremony at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas. The redesigned cover will debut on patent number 10 million which is expected to…

January 30, 2018 USPTO Announces 2018 National Trademark Exposition

Washington - The U.S. Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced that it will host the 2018 National Trademark Exposition at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution on Friday,…