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

November 17, 2017

We invite you to join us for a series of programming to understand intellectual property (IP). Part I in the series will focus on an introduction to intellectual property, the different types of intellectual property, how to research/determine if an idea is novel, and the comparison between a...

November 28, 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...

November 29, 2017

Join us for the fifth installment of the Navigating Through the Invention Process: From Idea to Product to Market series, "Finding the Right Funding - Part 2." This session covers inventor success stories and provides a primer on angel investors. Curtis Landi, cofounder of Supracor, Inc., will...

November 30, 2017

Join us for a presentation on the basics of filing a patent application. This session is designed for inventors, entrepreneurs, and those who would like to learn more about filing a patent application. This session focuses on capturing your invention throughout your disclosure (e.g., specification...

December 1, 2017

The Silicon Valley USPTO will host an informational public tour of its office located in the 3-story Wing building of the San Jose City Hall Complex. Participants will tour the office and learn about the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office from USPTO representatives. The event is free and open to the...

December 2, 2017

The Rocky Mountain Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will host the second annual Intellectual Property (IP) Patch Program in collaboration with the Girl Scouts of Colorado. Junior Girl Scouts are invited to come learn about inventions, patents, & receive their IP Patch! Please register...

December 5, 2017

Researching Patent and Trademark Information Essential Information You Need to Protect Your Intellectual Property A Free Seminar for Inventors, Entrepreneurs, Educators and Legal Professionals University of Nevada - Reno Innevation Center 450 Sinclair Street Reno, NV 89557 Tuesday, December 5, 2017...

December 5, 2017

The Silicon Valley USPTO presents a Spanish Language Intellectual Property Seminar at the King Library SJPL Works. Join us for an evening of intellectual property basics, focusing on patents and trademarks, and also featuring a panel of IP startups and business professionals. Technology Center 2400...

December 6, 2017

Come see Assistant Regional Director Mark Radtke speak about the benefits and basics of patents to Colorado medical device inventors, followed by a panel discussion including local patent attorneys. USPTO experts, and a resource table with useful materials about intellectual property, will be...

December 7, 2017

Join the Midwest Regional USPTO in Detroit, Michigan as we discuss intellectual property basics and learn about potential ways to protect your invention as you transition from idea to product. This session is for aspiring entrepreneurs, innovators, and students every first Thursday of each month...

News & Updates

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

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…