Strategic Planning

USPTO Strategic Plan

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Strategic Plan for fiscal years (FY) 2018-2022 sets forth the agency's three mission-focused strategic goals and one mission support goal, as well as the proposed objectives and initiatives to meet those goals. The plan is designed to continue strengthening the capacity of the USPTO, improve the quality of issued patents and registered trademarks, and shorten the time it takes to get a patent. This plan will enhance and accelerate the innovation and job growth needed to transform the U.S. economy, foster competitiveness, and drive the creation and growth of U.S. businesses. This plan has been completed with input from our public advisory committees, stakeholders, the public, and USPTO employees.

Download the USPTO 2018-2022 Strategic Plan [PDF]

Past Strategic Plans

2015-2018 USPTO People Plan

The 2015-2018 USPTO People Plan establishes a human capital framework that provides meaningful connections between talent and business results. USPTO strives to generate motivation and commitment, empower employees, and create a supportive work environment using three Pillars — lead, engage, and enable. The Plan will address future challenges and guide strategy to achieve exceptional business results through USPTO’s greatest asset — its people.  

Download the USPTO 2015 - 2018 USPTO People Plan [PDF]


Past USPTO Strategic Human Capital Plan

Download the USPTO 2011 - 2015 Strategic Human Capital Plan [PDF]

Download the USPTO 2011 - 2015 Strategic Strategic Human Capital Plan Highlights [PDF]

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