Attorneys, agents and paralegals

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Filing and applications


  • Contact Patents
  • Employee Locator
  • Application Assistance Unit (AAU) - Check the status of Power of Attorney, change of address, provisional application status, and express abandonment. Help with filing receipt questions, change/withdrawal of attorney, notice of abandonment for patent, notice of missing parts letter, lost grants or soft copies, certification of correction, filing a patent to the file repository, listing a patent for sale in official gazette, processing of Certificates of Corrections, or to speak to an AAU representative. Assistance is available Monday through Friday (except federal holidays) from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET. 888-786-0101 (toll-free) 571-272-4000 (local)
  • Alphabetical List of USPTO Organizations
  • Office of the General Counsel
  • Office of Enrollment and Discipline



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