Practitioner survey

Mandatory survey of registered practitioners 

The Office of Enrollment and Discipline (OED) periodically conducts a mandatory survey of registered practitioners pursuant to 37 C.F.R. § 11.11. The purpose of the survey is to ascertain whether the practitioners desire to remain on the register. The United States Patent and Trademark Office benefits from the survey by obtaining confirmation that OED's records regarding each practitioner's address and telephone number are correct, or by receiving updated information. Practitioners who fail to respond may be subject to administrative suspension.

Learn more about previous surveys.

Reinstatement procedure

Practitioners who have been administratively suspended from the Register of Patent Attorneys and Agents may apply for reinstatement by completing the Reinstatement Data Sheet along with the requisite fees, including the reinstatement fee of $100 under 37 CFR § 1.21(a)(9)(ii), and the delinquency fee of $50 under 37 CFR § 1.21(a)(9)(i). The fees may be submitted by credit card using the Credit Card Payment form.

Mail the Reinstatement Data Sheet and fee to:

Mail Stop OED
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
P.O. Box 1450
Alexandria, VA 22313-1450

Practitioners whose names have been removed or administratively suspended from the register for more than two years must, in addition to the above, take and pass the registration examination. See 37 C.F.R. § 11.11(f).