Revised Fees for USPTO Patents

Revised Fees for USPTO Patents

The United States Patent and Trademark Office recently made changes to certain fees related to patents under the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act. In addition, the USPTO made the decision to set additional fees to support operations of the Patent and Trial Appeal Board and administrative services. The goal is primarily to reduce backlog, modernize technology, and patent quality enhancements.

There have been changes to certain USPTO fees as well. Some of these include:

  • The large entity plant issue fee increased by $40 to a total of $800
  • The large entity design issue fee increases by $140 to $700
  • The majority of plant and design applicants are eligible for certain fee reductions
  • The USPTO decided not to increase the Notice of Appeal fee to $1,000 and kept it at $800
  • The fee for Forwarding an Appeal to the Board increases by $240 to $2,240. This is still less than the proposed $500 increase
  • The Inter Partes Review Request Fee for up to 20 claims has increased by $6,500 to $15,500
  • The Inter Partes Review Post-Institution Fee for up to 15 claims has increased by $1,000 to $15,000

It is important to stay informed about changes that the USPTO makes to their fee schedule. Contact an experienced intellectual property attorney today if you have questions.

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