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

May 26, 2017

Assistant Regional Director Mark Radtke will be mentoring participants in Startup Weekend Denver | IoT 3.0 and Smart Cities. For more information and to register, visit Eventbrite .

May 31, 2017

Patents and Trademarks Get the Information you need to protect your Intellectual Property A Free Seminar for Inventors, Entrepreneurs, Educators and Legal Professionals New York Public Library Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL) 188 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10016 Wednesday, May 31,...

May 31, 2017

Hosted by the I ntellectual Property Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will participate in a "USPTO Day" program. M eet PTAB Chief Judge David P. Ruschke, TTAB Chief Judge Gerard Rogers, Regional Director Molly Kocialski, and other regional office...

June 1, 2017

Rocky Mountain Intellectual Property & Technology Law Institute is one of the nation’s largest gatherings of intellectual property and technology law professionals. Regional Director Molly Kocialski will be presenting on new programs and initiatives at the USPTO. TTAB Chief Judge Gerard Rogers...

June 1, 2017

Unfamiliar with patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets? 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...

June 1, 2017

The USPTO Texas Regional Office (TXRO) is hosting a Meet the Patent Experts in Spanish. This is part of our ongoing outreach to independent inventors, entrepreneurs, and small businesses. During this seminar you will have the opportunity to learn about patents and the patent process along with how...

June 1, 2017

Patents and Trademarks Get the Information you need to protect your Intellectual Property A Free Seminar for Inventors, Entrepreneurs, Educators and Legal Professionals The Smithtown Library 1 North Country Road Smithtown, NY 11787 Thursday, June 1, 2017 Time: 1:30 pm Please register at: wsalas@...

June 2, 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...

June 3, 2017

Navigating Through the Invention Process: From Idea to Product to Market Got an idea but don't know where to start? Presented by the Licensing Executive Society Silicon Valley Chapter ( www.LES-SVC.org ) and the California Invention Center ( www.californiainventioncenter.org ), this series will...

June 8, 2017

Come learn from the USPTO during a full-day of programs on international and domestic Trademark practices before the USPTO. Topics will include: Overview of the Madrid system Filing an International Application Through the USPTO USPTO as a Designated Contracting Party (DCP) – 66(a)/Madrid...

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…