USPTO publishes Federal Register notice of revised patent fees
August 23, 2007

While most of the focus on USPTO rulemaking this week has been on the continuation and claim limit rules published on Tuesday, yesterday the USPTO published its revised list of patent fees. The new fees are designed to reflect changes in the CPI, and are effective September 30.

Update (10/1): The USPTO has published a second notice correcting some of the amounts listed in the first notice.

Some examples of the changes after the jump.

Some examples include:

  • Filing fee (utility)
    • Small entity, EFS: $75 (no change)
    • Small entity, no EFS: $155 (was $150)
    • Large entity: $310 (was $300)
  • Filing fee (design)
    • Small entity: $105 (was $100)
    • Large entity: $210 (was $200)
  • Filing fee (provisional)
    • Small entity: $105 (was $100)
    • Large entity: $210 (was $200)
  • Search fee (utility)
    • Small entity: $255 (was $250)
    • Large entity: $510 (was $500)
  • Examination fee (utility)
    • Small entity: $105 (was $100)
    • Large entity: $210 (was $200)
The remaining fees generally went up by similar increments. To read the full notice, click here.
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