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

July 25, 2017

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the Federal Circuit Bar Association (CFBA) are co-hosting this meeting and webinar to discuss updates on the treatment of standard-essential patents (SEPs) in China, with a focus on prosecution and injunctions. This free event will offer an...

July 25, 2017

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...

July 26, 2017

The Rocky Mountain Regional Office will host a webcast/livestream enabling stakeholders in the Denver metro area to participate in the Trademark Public Advisory Committee’s Trademark Fraudulent Solicitations Roundtable. The purpose of the roundtable is to further public awareness of the problem, to...

July 26, 2017

Join us at the Elijah J. McCoy Midwest USPTO in Detroit to view a simulcast from USPTO headquarters on "Fraudulent Solicitations to Trademark Owners". The USPTO and its Trademark Public Advisory Committee are co-hosting a roundtable discussion concerning the many fraudulent trademark notices that...

July 26, 2017

Numerous owners of U.S. trademark registrations, as well as applicants for such registrations, have been targeted by unscrupulous parties who extract their names from United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) databases and offer them services, often holding themselves out to be acting on...

July 26, 2017

Join us at the Silicon Valley USPTO Office in San Jose to view a simulcast from USPTO headquarters on "Fraudulent Solicitations to Trademark Owners". The USPTO and its Trademark Public Advisory Committee are co-hosting a roundtable discussion concerning the many fraudulent trademark notices that...

August 2, 2017

Join us at the USPTO Texas Regional Office where we will be hosting an interactive Q&A session with the Trademark Experts. If you have questions about your current trademark application or if you are looking to get one or you are just interested, please join us. During this virtual meeting with...

August 2, 2017

Trademark Basics - What Every Small Business Should Know Now, Not Later Join Fab Lab San Diego, San Diego Public Library and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), for the second installment of the 2017 Intellectual Property Series. Jason Lott, USPTO Attorney Advisor for Trademark...

August 4, 2017

The Silicon Valley USPTO serving the West Coast region will host an informational public tour from noon to 1:00 PM Pacific Time. Participants will tour the office and learn about the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the services and resources it provides to the public, famous inventors from the...

August 8, 2017

Join us at the Silicon Valley USPTO office in San Jose to view the Patent Quality Chat Webcast from USPTO headquarters. This month's chat will be on ePetitions , presented by the Office of Petitions. You will have an opportunity to ask our speakers questions about our patent quality metrics as well...

News & Updates

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

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

October 14, 2016 USPTO Seeks Further Public Input on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility

Washington - The U.S. Department of Commerce's United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced that as part of its effort to solicit input from the public regarding the legal contours of patent subject matter eligibility, it will be holding two roundtables, one in November and…

September 30, 2016 USPTO Seeking Comments on Proposed Patent Fee Adjustments

Washington – The U.S. Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today issued a notice of proposed rulemaking(link is external) (NPRM) proposing to set or adjust certain patent fees, as authorized by the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA). The proposed fees…

September 29, 2016 USPTO Announces Patents for Humanity Winners

Washington – The U.S. Commerce Department’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced the latest winners of the Patents for Humanity program. The Patents for Humanity program was launched by the USPTO in February 2012 as part of an Obama administration initiative…

September 27, 2016 USPTO Announces Cancer Moonshot Challenge Winners

Washington— The U.S. Commerce Department’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced the winners of the USPTO Cancer Moonshot Challenge. The challenge was launched by the USPTO in August as part of the White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force, which aims to speed up…