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

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