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Wednesday Jun 07, 2023

Our plan for the future

Blog by Kathi Vidal, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO

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It’s been a work in progress for many months, and today, I’m excited to announce the publication of our 2022-2026 Strategic Plan. We gathered extensive comments from our employees, public advisory committees, IP industry groups, and the public to help shape this document into a clear and consistent plan. I’m grateful to everyone who provided feedback throughout the planning process to make this plan ambitious, focused, and relevant.

This plan outlines our five strategic goals for the next few years: 

1. Drive inclusive U.S. innovation and global competitiveness; 

2. Promote the efficient delivery of reliable intellectual property (IP) rights; 

3. Promote the protection of IP against new and persistent threats; 

4. Bring innovation to impact for the public good; and

5. Generate impactful employee and customer experiences by maximizing agency operations. 

As you review the document, you’ll notice we’ve added measurable goal-based objectives to better quantify our continual progress. You’ll also see that we’ve modified our mission and vision to better reflect our position as America’s innovation agency.

Mission: Drive US innovation, inclusive capitalism, and global competitiveness. Vision: Unleashing America's Potential

As I said in my one-year anniversary blog, my focus for the next 12 months is on impact. Between various engagement events and virtual feedback options, I’ve heard from thousands of you. We’ve listened. We’re reimagining our agency for the future. This plan clearly documents how we will achieve the greatest effects. 

Every day, every one of us at the USPTO works to drive U.S. innovation, inclusive capitalism, and global competitiveness to unleash America’s limitless potential. I thank you all once again for joining us on this journey of evolution. As always, my virtual door remains open to you through the Engage with the Director page. We appreciate you and look forward to working with you to meet—and even exceed—our goals!


If you’re going to call it the 2022-2026 plan. Deliver it in 2022.

Posted by Vino Ellsworth on June 07, 2023 at 11:39 AM EDT #

this is awesome and I am excited about seeing the outcomes

Posted by SABRINA YVETTE ROBINSON on June 07, 2023 at 01:36 PM EDT #

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Posted by Lauren Maria on June 07, 2023 at 05:01 PM EDT #

A great job with the added measurable goal-based objectives and the accompanying visual graphic representation. The modified mission and vision logo is appealing. A very impressive looking publication overall.

Posted by Sue Ellen Morgan on June 08, 2023 at 10:03 AM EDT #

Good to see USPTO recognize Inclusive Capitalism as America's constitutional patent tradition. If American patentee MJ Trumble had been required to be a lettered man with a university degree from 1904 to 1931 in order to patent his carbon distillation methods and apparatus, he'd have been turned away from our patenting office with his fourth grade education. But our USPTO believed in inclusive habits, approving his and many builders' patents for decades. Today, the record shows old-fashioned capitalism Trumble engaged for three decades with USPTO. His association with this office remained inclusive for a builder-inventor, especially under challenge for ideas developed apart from major standing corporations. USPTO was a place where MJ could compete on massive playing fields, still under his own name, and in ways unique to his vision and methods of humanely safe testing. The USPTO's 'world idea arena' served this guy from when he was a nobody through becoming a world-renown inventor.

Posted by EnviroTechnical Imaging on June 09, 2023 at 01:24 PM EDT #

The USPTO's 2022-2026 Strategic Plan demonstrates a comprehensive approach towards driving innovation, protecting intellectual property, and fostering global competitiveness. The emphasis on inclusivity and measurable goals reflects their commitment to advancing America's potential in the ever-evolving landscape of innovation.

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Posted by USPTO on June 15, 2023 at 12:57 PM EDT #

Congratulations to the USPTO on the publication of their 2022-2026 Strategic Plan! It's encouraging to see the extensive collaboration and feedback process that went into shaping this ambitious roadmap for the future. As a member of the public, I am excited to see the USPTO's continued efforts in driving innovation, protecting intellectual property rights, and fostering an environment that supports inclusive capitalism and global competitiveness. I look forward to witnessing the implementation of this strategic plan and the positive outcomes it will bring. Thank you to the entire USPTO team for their hard work, and I am eager to contribute to the collective journey of evolution.

Posted by Secrets of Artificial Intelligence on June 21, 2023 at 03:51 AM EDT #

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Posted by Biswarup Guli on July 06, 2023 at 05:32 AM EDT #

I Read all the article and find out that your opinion in this topic is really helpful and also help me a lot to clear my thoughts and doubts regarding USPTO leadership. Thanks Regards, Pleasurehunt

Posted by Pleasurehunt on July 06, 2023 at 01:08 PM EDT #

Congratulations on the release of your 2022-2026 Strategic Plan! Impressed by the inclusive approach and measurable objectives. Your commitment to driving innovation, protecting IP, and enhancing experiences is commendable. Looking forward to witnessing your impact and success. Best wishes!

Posted by Judy Watson on July 07, 2023 at 05:38 AM EDT #

I want to thank the entire USPTO team for their hard work and dedication. I am eager to contribute to the collective journey of evolution and I believe that this strategic plan will help us to achieve our shared goals.

Posted by Ranjit sinh Thakor on July 24, 2023 at 03:02 AM EDT #

strong plan with a proper goal-based roadmap.

Posted by Chinmay Dhiman on August 02, 2023 at 05:58 AM EDT #

Very informative blog, thanks for sharing it. From, Atharva Kashikar Owner - EduTechToday

Posted by Atharva Kashikar on August 02, 2023 at 01:53 PM EDT #

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