USPTO annual reports

Beginning in Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 (October 1, 2021 - September 30, 2022), the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) adopted the Agency Financial Report (AFR) and Annual Performance Plan and Annual Performance Report (APPR) in lieu of a Performance and Accountability Report (PAR). PARs for earlier fiscal years remain available for review and comparison.

Agency Financial Report (AFR)

The United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) Agency Financial Report (AFR) highlights the agency’s programs, accomplishments, and challenges, while also providing information on financial management and performance.

Annual Performance Plan and Annual Performance Report (APPR)  

The USPTO’s Annual Performance Plan and Annual Performance Report (APPR) highlights the USPTO’s achievements and results of the agency’s programmatic performance. This report demonstrates to our stakeholders, including the public, the USPTO’s efforts to promote transparency and accountability as we strive to maintain America’s intellectual property (IP) system as the gold standard around the world.

Our vision of leading the nation and the world in IP continues as we implement our 2022-2026 Strategic Plan and celebrate our accomplishments through this performance report. We remain focused on our mission of protecting and promoting inclusive innovation that delivers impact for the good of the nation and our vision of unleashing America’s potential.

Workload Tables (required by 35 U.S.C. § 13)

The USPTO workload tables provides stakeholders with multi-year listings on various statistics, including volume of patent and trademark applications (filings), how long it takes for the applications to work their way through the process (pendency), filings by states and countries, petition data, cases in litigation, end of year personnel, and other information.

For questions or comments regarding these agency reports or workload tables, please email