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

February 20, 2018

Please join the Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as we welcome the Office of Congresswoman Brenda L. Lawrence for the Wayne County Small Business Resource Forum . The event will bring together small businesses in the region to learn about federal resources and...

February 21, 2018

The Rocky Mountain Regional Office will host a booth and provide one-on-one consultations at the annual GRO-Biz Conference and Idea Expo, which has been recognized as "Wyoming's premier business conference." The program is a two-track event in which business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs, business...

February 21, 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 2 - Register Now Part 1 - Patent Process - J anuary 17, 2018; April 18, 2018; July 18, 2018; October 17, 2018...

February 21, 2018

Attend an interactive Q&A session with patent experts at the USPTO Texas Regional Office (TXRO). The TXRO will continue its 4-class curriculum on patents. Class 1 will be an overview of intellectual property with a focus on patents, EFS-Web and USPTO resources. Class 2 will cover provisional...

February 21, 2018

On February 21, the National Science and Technology Medals Foundation (NSTMF) in partnership with the USPTO will host An Evening With Steve Sasso n , inventor of the digital camera, at the University of South Florida for an evening of invention and inspiration. Dr. Sasson will speak with students,...

February 21, 2018

The Rocky Mountain Regional Office will host a booth at the Women’s Entrepreneurship Resource Fair at Commons on Champa.This event will allow small businesses to have access to important resources for jump-starting their businesses in a common location. Registration page

February 22, 2018

Join the United States Patent and Trademark (USPTO) at the GovConectx winter showcase small business seminar and match maker event . This event is for all small businesses interested in contractual work with the federal government, with an emphasis on service disabled veteran-owned small businesses...

February 22, 2018

The National Medal of Technology and Innovation (NMTI) is America’s highest honor for technological achievement and innovation. It is presented annually by the President of the United States at a White House ceremony. Join the NMTI staff for a free informational webinar on February 22 from 1- 2 p.m...

February 22, 2018

Molly Kocialski, Director of the USPTO Rocky Mountain Regional Office, and Mark Radke, Assistant Director, will be presenting on the importance of intellectual property for every startup, small business, independent inventor and entrepreneur. Immediately after the presentation Molly and Mark will...

February 22, 2018

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...

News & Updates

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 partnership with the Smithsonian Institution on Friday,…

Deposit account rules and information

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) offers an Unrestricted type of deposit account, which allows account holders to charge any fee or service offered by the USPTO directly to their accounts. Account holders can securely replenish their deposit accounts, change authorized users, and view the current balance and monthly statements

January 5, 2018 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 2018 National Medal of Technology and Innovation. The medal is the country's highest award for technological achievement and is presented by the President of the United…

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…