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

September 18, 2018

Join the Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as we celebrate the launch of PatentConnect for Kentucky startups and inventors. Learn how PatentConnect works to protect the IP rights of Kentucky and Indiana startups and inventors in need of pro bono patent assistance...

September 19, 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 3 - Register Now Part 1 - Patent Process - J anuary 17, 2018; April 18, 2018; July 18, 2018; or October 17,...

September 19, 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 covered an overview of intellectual property with a focus on patents, EFS-Web and USPTO resources. Class 2 covered provisional...

September 19, 2018

Do you have questions about patents, trademarks, and other ways to protect intellectual property? Come and meet West Coast Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Director John Cabeca as he leads a discussion on intellectual property (IP) strategies and why startups should consider them...

September 20, 2018

A supervisory patent examiner will give an overview of the intellectual property landscape, with a focus on the patent system, and answer general intellectual property questions during a live information session. This session is designed for inventors, entrepreneurs, and those who would like to...

September 21, 2018

Join the Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as we welcome startups, innovators, and entrepreneurs to the Michigan State University Innovation Center in East Lansing, Michigan for a half day workshop on intellectual property in conjunction with the Lansing Area...

September 23, 2018

The NDA is an organization of intellectual property and litigation docketing professionals from the court systems, the corporate sector, and private practice. Regional Director Hope Shimabuku will be in attendance and speaking on behalf of the USPTO at this year's annual conference. Learn more...

September 25, 2018

Join the Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) as we participate as a speaker in the second annual Autolex Autonomous Vehicle Forum. Managing IP and Benchmark Litigation will be providing a one day forum focusing on the changes occurring in the automobile...

September 25, 2018

Silicon Valley USPTO Assistant Director Stephen Koziol presents "Protecting your Patents and Trademarks in the United States / USPTO Resources" and he will be available for one-on-one meetings with participants at this one-day seminar designed to help participants learn intellectual property...

September 25, 2018

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...

News & Updates

August 22, 2018 USPTO Seeking Public Comments on Draft 2018-2022 Strategic Plan

WASHINGTON – The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced it is seeking comments on the draft 2018-2022 Strategic Plan. The draft plan sets out the USPTO's mission-focused strategic goals: to optimize patent quality and timeliness; to optimize trademark quality and…

August 9, 2018 USPTO Announces 2018 Patents for Humanity Winners

WASHINGTON– The 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 initiative promoting game-changing innovations to address…

July 27, 2018 USPTO Launches Anti-Counterfeiting Video Contest

WASHINGTON - The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced the launch of an anti-counterfeiting video contest during the National Trademark Exposition. The “Consumers Combat Counterfeits" contest invites entrants to submit creative videos to help  raise awareness about…

June 20, 2018 USPTO Adds Additional Schools to Law School Clinic Certification Program

WASHINGTON - The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced that 20 new law schools have joined the USPTO’s Law School Clinic Certification Program, and five currently participating law schools have added a second clinic program, during the 2016-2018 expansion. Eight law…

June 19, 2018 United States Issues Patent Number 10,000,000

WASHINGTON -  The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today issued U.S. patent number 10 million. More than just a number, patent 10 million celebrates the rich history and strength of the American intellectual property system dating back to the first U.S. patent, signed 228 years…

May 15, 2018 USPTO Announces Recipients of 2017 Patent Pro Bono Achievement Certificate

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced the recipients of the 2017 Patent Pro Bono Achievement Certificate in recognition of individuals who help make the Patent Pro Bono Program available to financially under-resourced…

May 15, 2018 USPTO Seeks Nominations for Patent and Trademark Advisory Committees

WASHINGTON - The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is seeking nominations to fill upcoming vacancies for the Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC) and the Trademark Public Advisory Committee (TPAC). Nominations must be postmarked or electronically transmitted on or before July…

May 9, 2018 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to Keynote 2018 National Trademark Expo

WASHINGTON -  The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today announced that NBA All-Star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will deliver the keynote address at the opening ceremony for the 2018 National Trademark Expo at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C.…