USPTO annual reports

Performance and Accountability Report (PAR)

Fiscal year (FY) 2021 PAR

Download FY 2021 PAR

The USPTO FY 2021 Performance and Accountability Report (PAR) highlights the USPTO’s achievements, and provides the results of the agency’s programmatic and financial performance for FY 2021. This report demonstrates to our stakeholders, including the public, the USPTO’s efforts to promote transparency and accountability as we strive to make America’s IP system the gold standard around the world. 

Our vision of leading the nation and the world in intellectual property continues as we implement our Strategic Plan for 2018-2022, and celebrate our accomplishments through the PAR. We remain focused on our mission of fostering innovation, competitiveness, and job growth in the United States by conducting high quality and timely patent and trademark examination and review proceedings in order to produce reliable and predictable intellectual property rights, guiding intellectual property policy, improving intellectual property rights protection, and delivering intellectual property information and education worldwide.

Download the FY 2021 Performance and Accountability Report [PDF]. Data tables are available at the end of each report.

Summary of Performance and Financial Information

Using information extracted from the PAR, the Summary of Performance and Financial Information provides a condensed snapshot of select performance and financial information in a presentation that the USPTO has determined to be most relevant to the readers.

Download the FY 2021 Summary of Performance and Financial Information [PDF].

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A Citizen's Guide to the United States Patent and Trademark Office

The Citizen's Guide is a companion reference report to the Performance and Accountability Report and the Summary of Financial and Performance Information. The Citizen's Guide outlines performance and resource highlights, presents priorities, and a look ahead. Within minutes a reader will know the essential facts, figures, future issues, and initiatives of the USPTO.

Download the 2020 Citizen Centric Report [PDF]