Wednesday, June 18, 2008

USPTO: PCT Fees Going Up

From the latest Federal Register:

Title 37 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 1, is proposed to be amended as follows:

Section 1.445: Section 1.445(a)(1) is proposed to be amended to change the transmittal fee from $300.00 to $415.00. Section 1.445(a)(2) is proposed to be amended to change the search fee from $1,800.00 to $2,225.00. Section 1.445(a)(3) is proposed to be amended to change the supplemental search fee from $1,800.00 to $2,225.00.

Download the notice here.

1 Comentário:

Anonymous said...

Perhaps the fee increase is related to the skyrocketing price of crude oil.

Or perhaps it's just tied to skyrocketing PTO inefficiencies. (I wonder if some "expert" PCT search firm with years of patent copy experience are making a pretty penny on this one while PTO management slumbers.)

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