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Note 7. Entity and Non-Entity Assets

Non-entity assets are amounts held on deposit for the convenience of the USPTO’s customers.

Customers have the option of maintaining a deposit account at the USPTO to facilitate the order process. Customers can draw from their deposit account when they place an order and can replenish their deposit account as desired. Funds maintained in customer deposit accounts are not available for the USPTO use until an order has been placed. Once an order has been placed, the funds are reclassified to entity funds.

As of September 30, 2011 and 2010, entity and non-entity assets consisted of the following:

Non-Entity Assets as of September 30, 2011 and 2010
(Dollars in Thousands)
  2011 2010
Fund Balance with Treasury:    
Intragovernmental Deposit Accounts $6,170 $5,823
Customer Deposit Accounts with the Public 98,687 95,852
Total Fund Balance with Treasury 104,857 101,675
Customer Deposit Accounts with the Public 727 629
Total Non-Entity Assets 105,584 102,304
Total Entity Assets 1,747,913 1,525,649
Total Assets $1,853,497 $1,627,953
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Last Modified: 01/03/2012 14:04:40