USPTO Alexandria Campus Building

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia. The USPTO mission is to ensure that the intellectual property system contributes to a strong global economy, encourages investment in innovation, and fosters entrepreneurial spirit. The USPTO provides inventors, entrepreneurs, and small businesses with free resources on how to protect their intellectual property. Staff at USPTO headquarters work closely with intellectual property practitioners and services, startups, and job-growth accelerators. We also collaborate with science, technology, and engineering organizations on outreach and educational programming.