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

April 1, 2017

On Saturday, April 1, 2017, the Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional Office will be hosting Brownie Girl Scouts as they earn their Intellectual Property Patch. Dr. Christal Sheppard will be providing the Girl Scouts with a tour of the regional office and welcoming remarks. Agenda 10:00am - Tour of the...

April 5, 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...

April 6, 2017

Unfamiliar with patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets? The Midwest Regional USPTO in Detroit, Michigan hosts an introduction to intellectual property concepts followed by a tour of Midwest Regional Office resources every first Thursday of each month. This session is for aspiring...

April 7, 2017

Does your business have an amazing brand name? Do you want to learn how to protect it? In this presentation at the Silicon Valley USPTO, you'll learn basic facts about trademarks and how they differ from patents, copyrights, domain names, and business names. You'll also learn how to select a...

April 7, 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...

April 8, 2017

The Rocky Mountain Regional Office will be participating in the 62nd Colorado Science and Engineering Fair . We will be hosting a resource table that will include with educational material on the various forms of intellectual property. Click here for more information .

April 8, 2017

The Rocky Mountain Regional Office will be participating in the Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) conference. EYH is a national network that hosts one-day conferences to encourage young women to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers. We will be hosting a resource table...

April 11, 2017

The Midwest Regional USPTO hosts an interactive question and answer session with the Trademark Assistance Center (TAC) on the 2nd Tuesday of each month . During this virtual meeting with TAC, participants will learn about the trademark registration process and be able to ask questions of experts...

April 11, 2017

The Silicon Valley USPTO hosts an interactive question and answer session with the Trademark Assistance Center (TAC) . During this virtual meeting with TAC, participants will learn about the trademark registration process and be able to ask questions of experts through our video teleconferencing...

April 12, 2017

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. This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited. Please register by...

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 technological…

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…

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…

September 15, 2016 USPTO to Celebrate Fifth Anniversary of America Invents Act

Washington - The U.S. Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced that it is co-sponsoring with the American Intellectual Property Law Association an event commemorating the fifth anniversary of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) on Wednesday,…