Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Paying the Piper - USPTO Fee Raises Announced for Sept. 30

The USPTO has announced that certain fees will be raised, starting September 30. Some notable fees include:

§ 1.16 National application filing, search and examination fees.
(a) Basic fee for filing each application under 35 U.S.C. 111 for an original patent, except design, plant, or provisional applications:

(1) For an application filed on or after December 8, 2004:

By a small entity (via EFS) ......... $75.00
By a small entity (§ 1.27(a)) ........ $155.00
By other than a small entity ....... $310.00

(d) Basic fee for filing each provisional application:

By a small entity (§ 1.27(a)) ........ $105.00
By other than a small entity ....... $210.00

(h) In addition to the basic filing fee in an application, other than a provisional application, for filing or later presentation at any other time of each claim in independent form in excess of 3:

By a small entity (§ 1.27(a)) ........ $105.00
By other than a small entity ....... $210.00

(i) In addition to the basic filing fee in an application, other than a provisional application, for filing or later presentation at any other time of each claim (whether dependent or independent) in excess of 20:
By a small entity (§ 1.27(a)) ........ $25.00
By other than a small entity ....... $50.00

(k) Search fee for each application filed under 35 U.S.C. 111 on or after December 8, 2004, for an original patent, except design, plant, or provisional applications:
By a small entity (§ 1.27(a)) ........ $255.00
By other than a small entity ....... $510.00

§ 1.17 Patent application and reexamination processing fees.

(e) To request continued examination pursuant to § 1.114:
By a small entity (§ 1.27(a)) ........ $405.00
By other than a small entity ....... $810.00

Download the fee schedule here (link)

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