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New Interview Practice Video: USPTO AIR

Watch the USPTO’s Interview Practice short video for a brief introduction to the USPTO Automated Interview Request (AIR) tool and learn about our interview specialists, who are subject matter experts in interview practices and policies.

AIR is a convenient online form for submitting a request for interviews. After the form is submitted, an examiner will email you to confirm your request within two business days.

For more information visit the USPTO Interview Practice web page.

The Delphion Story – Intellectual Property Network

In the beginning…
The Intellectual Property Network (as it was then called) was an initiative within IBM. In 1997, in response to the growing needs of individuals, organizations, and governments for more efficient methods of exploring intellectual property information, IBM made the network available to the public via the Internet.

Delphion was spun out of IBM in 2000 and created as a wholly independent entity, incorporating the IBM Intellectual Property Network. Now, with its extensive data coverage — collections from all over the world — and value added functionality, it has evolved into one of the most comprehensive sources for finding and viewing patent information.

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UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE Current Fee Schedule – Effective January 01, 2014

Current Fee Schedule – Effective January 01, 2014. (click here to see full page)

UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE
FEE SCHEDULE

Effective January 1, 2014

The fees subject to reduction upon establishment of small entity status (37 CFR 1.27) or micro entity status (37 CFR 1.29) are shown in separate columns. Payments from foreign countries must be payable and immediately negotiable in the United States for the full amount of the fee required. For additional information, please call the USPTO Contact Center at (571) 272-1000 or (800) 786-9199.

The $400/$200 non-electronic filing fee (fee codes 1090/2090 or 1690/2690) must be paid in addition to the filing, search and examination fees, in each original nonprovisional utility application filed in paper with the USPTO. The only way to avoid payment of the non-electronic filing fee is by filing your nonprovisional utility application via EFS-Web. The non-electronic filing fee does not apply to reissue, design, plant, or provisional applications.

Patent

Patent Cooperation Treaty

General

Trademark

Fee Code
37 CFR
Description Fee Small Entity
Fee
Micro Entity
Fee
Patent Application Filing Fees
1011/2011/3011
1.16(a)
Basic filing fee – Utility 280.00 140.00 70.00
4011
1.16(a)
Basic filing fee – Utility (electronic filing for small entities)
70.00
1012/2012/3012
1.16(b)
Basic filing fee – Design 180.00 90.00 45.00
1017/2017/3017
1.16(b)
Basic filing fee – Design (CPA) 180.00 90.00 45.00
1013/2013/3013
1.16(c)
Basic filing fee – Plant 180.00 90.00 45.00
1005/2005/3005
1.16(d)
Provisional application filing fee 260.00 130.00 65.00
1014/2014/3014
1.16(e)
Basic filing fee – Reissue 280.00 140.00 70.00
1019/2019/3019
1.16(e)
Basic filing fee – Reissue (CPA) 280.00 140.00 70.00
1051/2051/3051
1.16(f)
Surcharge – Late filing fee, search fee, examination fee or oath or declaration, or application filed without at least one claim or by reference 140.00 70.00 35.00
1052/2052/3052
1.16(g)
Surcharge – Late provisional filing fee or cover sheet 60.00 30.00 15.00
1201/2201/3201
1.16(h)
Independent claims in excess of three 420.00 210.00 105.00
1204/2204/3204
1.16(h)
Reissue independent claims in excess of three 420.00 210.00 105.00
1202/2202/3202
1.16(i)
Claims in excess of 20 80.00 40.00 20.00
1205/2205/3205
1.16(i)
Reissue claims in excess of 20 80.00 40.00 20.00
1203/2203/3203
1.16(j)
Multiple dependent claim 780.00 390.00 195.00
1081/2081/3081
1.16(s)
Utility Application Size Fee – for each additional 50 sheets that exceeds 100 sheets 400.00 200.00 100.00
1082/2082/3082
1.16(s)
Design Application Size Fee – for each additional 50 sheets that exceeds 100 sheets 400.00 200.00 100.00
1083/2083/3083
1.16(s)
Plant Application Size Fee – for each additional 50 sheets that exceeds 100 sheets 400.00 200.00 100.00
1084/2084/3084
1.16(s)
Reissue Application Size Fee – for each additional 50 sheets that exceeds 100 sheets 400.00 200.00 100.00
1085/2085/3085
1.16(s)
Provisional Application Size Fee – for each additional 50 sheets that exceeds 100 sheets 400.00 200.00 100.00
1090/2090
1.16(t)
Non-electronic filing fee — Utility (additional fee for applications filed in paper) 400.00 200.00 200.00
1053/2053/3053
1.17(i)(1)
Non-English translation 140.00 70.00 35.00
† The 4000 series fee code may be used via EFS-Web
Top of pagePatent Search Fees
1111/2111/3111
1.16(k)
Utility Search Fee 600.00 300.00 150.00
1112/2112/3112
1.16(l)
Design Search Fee 120.00 60.00 30.00
1113/2113/3113
1.16(m)
Plant Search Fee 380.00 190.00 95.00
1114/2114/3114
1.16(n)
Reissue Search Fee 600.00 300.00 150.00
Top of pagePatent Examination Fees
1311/2311/3311
1.16(o)
Utility Examination Fee 720.00 360.00 180.00
1312/2312/3312
1.16(p)
Design Examination Fee 460.00 230.00 115.00
1313/2313/3313
1.16(q)
Plant Examination Fee 580.00 290.00 145.00
1314/2314/3314
1.16(r)
Reissue Examination Fee 2,160.00 1,080.00 540.00
Top of pagePatent Post-Allowance Fees
1501/2501/3501
1.18(a)(1)
Utility issue fee 960.00 480.00 240.00
1511/2511/3511
1.18(a)(1)
Reissue issue fee 960.00 480.00 240.00
1502/2502/3502
1.18(b)(1)
Design issue fee 560.00 280.00 140.00
1503/2503/3503
1.18(c)(1)
Plant issue fee 760.00 380.00 190.00
n/a
1.18(d)(1)
Publication fee for early, voluntary, or normal publication 0.00 0.00 0.00
1505
1.18(d)(3)
Publication fee for republication 300.00 300.00 300.00
Top of pagePatent Extension of Time Fees
1251/2251/3251
1.17(a)(1)
Extension for response within first month 200.00 100.00 50.00
1252/2252/3252
1.17(a)(2)
Extension for response within second month 600.00 300.00 150.00
1253/2253/3253
1.17(a)(3)
Extension for response within third month 1,400.00 700.00 350.00
1254/2254/3254
1.17(a)(4)
Extension for response within fourth month 2,200.00 1,100.00 550.00
1255/2255/3255
1.17(a)(5)
Extension for response within fifth month 3,000.00 1,500.00 750.00
Top of pagePatent Maintenance Fees
1551/2551/3551
1.20(e)
Due at 3.5 years 1,600.00 800.00 400.00
1552/2552/3552
1.20(f)
Due at 7.5 years 3,600.00 1,800.00 900.00
1553/2553/3553
1.20(g)
Due at 11.5 years 7,400.00 3,700.00 1,850.00
1554/2554/3554
1.20(h)
Surcharge – 3.5 year – Late payment within 6 months 160.00 80.00 40.00
1555/2555/3555
1.20(h)
Surcharge – 7.5 year – Late payment within 6 months 160.00 80.00 40.00
1556/2556/3556
1.20(h)
Surcharge – 11.5 year – Late payment within 6 months 160.00 80.00 40.00
1558/2558
1.17(m)
Petition for the delayed payment of the fee for maintaining a patent in force 1,700.00 850.00 850.00
Top of pageMiscellaneous Patent Fees
1817/2817/3817
1.17(c)
Request for prioritized examination 4,000.00 2,000.00 1,000.00
1819/2819/3819
1.17(d)
Correction of inventorship after first action on merits 600.00 300.00 150.00
1801/2801/3801
1.17(e)(1)
Request for continued examination (RCE) – 1st request (see 37 CFR 1.114) 1,200.00 600.00 300.00
1820/2820/3820
1.17(e)(2)
Request for continued examination (RCE) – 2nd and subseqent request (see 37 CFR 1.114) 1,700.00 850.00 425.00
1830/2830/3830
1.17(i)(1)
Processing fee, except in provisional applications 140.00 70.00 35.00
1808
1.17(i)(2)
Other publication processing fee 130.00 130.00 130.00
1803
1.17(i)(2)
Request for voluntary publication or republication 130.00 130.00 130.00
1802/2802/3802
1.17(k)
Request for expedited examination of a design application 900.00 450.00 225.00
1806/2806/3806
1.17(p)
Submission of an Information Disclosure Statement 180.00 90.00 45.00
1818/2818
1.17(o)
Document fee for third-party submissions (see 37 CFR 1.290(f)) 180.00 90.00
1807
1.17(q)
Processing fee for provisional applications 50.00 50.00 50.00
1809/2809/3809
1.17(r)
Filing a submission after final rejection (see 37 CFR 1.129(a)) 840.00 420.00 210.00
1810/2810/3810
1.17(s)
For each additional invention to be examined (see 37 CFR 1.129(b)) 840.00 420.00 210.00
Top of pagePost Issuance Fees
1811
1.20(a)
Certificate of correction 100.00 100.00 100.00
1816
1.20(b)
Processing fee for correcting inventorship in a patent 130.00 130.00 130.00
1812/2812/3812
1.20(c)(1)
Request for ex parte reexamination 12,000.00 6,000.00 3,000.00*
1821/2821/3821
1.20(c)(3)
Reexamination independent claims in excess of three and also in excess of the number of such claims in the patent under reexamination 420.00 210.00 105.00
1822/2822/3822
1.20(c)(4)
Reexamination claims in excess of 20 and also in excess of the number of claims in the patent under reexamination 80.00 40.00 20.00
1814
1.20(d)
Statutory disclaimer, including terminal disclaimer 160.00 160.00 160.00
1826/2826/3826
1.20(k)(1)
Request for supplemental examination 4,400.00 2,200.00 1,100.00
1827/2827/3827
1.20(k)(2)
Reexamination ordered as a result of supplemental examination 12,100.00 6,050.00 3,025.00
1828/2828/3828
1.20(k)(3)(i)
Supplemental Examination Document Size Fee – for nonpatent document having between 21 and 50 sheets 180.00 90.00 45.00
1829/2829/3829
1.20(k)(3)(ii)
Supplemental Examination Document Size Fee – for each additional 50 sheets or a fraction thereof in a nonpatent document 280.00 140.00 70.00
* Third-party filers are not eligible for the micro entity fee.
Top of pagePatent Trial and Appeal Fees
1405
41.20(a)
Petitions to the Chief Administrative Patent Judge under 37 CFR 41.3 400.00 400.00 400.00
1401/2401/3401
41.20(b)(1)
Notice of appeal 800.00 400.00 200.00*
n/a
41.20(b)(2)(i)
Filing a brief in support of an appeal 0.00 0.00 0.00
1404/2404/3404
41.20(b)(2)(ii)
Filing a brief in support of an appeal in an inter partes reexamination proceeding 2,000.00 1,000.00 500.00*
1403/2403/3403
41.20(b)(3)
Request for oral hearing 1,300.00 650.00 325.00*
1413/2413/3413
41.20(b)(4)
Forwarding an appeal in an application or ex parte reexamination proceeding to the Board 2,000.00 1,000.00 500.00*
1406
42.15(a)(1)
Inter partes review request fee – Up to 20 claims 9,000.00 9,000.00 9,000.00
1414
42.15(a)(2)
Inter partes review post-institution fee – Up to 15 claims 14,000.00 14,000.00 14,000.00
1407
42.15(a)(3)
Inter partes review request of each claim in excess of 20 200.00 200.00 200.00
1415
42.15(a)(4)
Inter partes post-institution request of each claim in excess of 15 400.00 400.00 400.00
1408
42.15(b)(1)
Post-grant or covered business method review request fee – Up to 20 claims 12,000.00 12,000.00 12,000.00
1416
42.15(b)(2)
Post-grant or covered business method review post-institution fee – Up to 15 claims 18,000.00 18,000.00 18,000.00
1409
42.15(b)(3)
Post-grant or covered business method review request of each claim in excess of 20 250.00 250.00 250.00
1417
42.15(b)(4)
Post-grant or covered business method review post-institution request of each claim in excess of 15 550.00 550.00 550.00
1412
42.15(c)(1)
Petition for a derivation proceeding 400.00 400.00 400.00
1411
42.15(d)
Request to make a settlement agreement available and other requests filed in a patent trial proceeding 400.00 400.00 400.00
* Third-party filers are not eligible for the micro entity fee.
Top of pagePatent Petition Fees
1462/2462/3462
1.17(f)
Petitions requiring the petition fee set forth in 37 CFR 1.17(f) (Group I) 400.00 200.00 100.00
1463/2463/3463
1.17(g)
Petitions requiring the petition fee set forth in 37 CFR 1.17(g) (Group II) 200.00 100.00 50.00
1464/2464/3464
1.17(h)
Petitions requiring the petition fee set forth in 37 CFR 1.17(h) (Group III) 140.00 70.00 35.00
1453/2453
1.17(m)
Petition for revival of an abandoned application for a patent, for the delayed payment of the fee for issuing each patent, or for the delayed response by the patent owner in any reexamination proceeding 1,700.00 850.00 850.00
1454/2454
1.17(m)
Petition for the delayed submission of a priority or benefit claim, or to restore the right of priority or benefit 1,700.00 850.00 850.00
1455
1.18(e)
Filing an application for patent term adjustment 200.00 200.00 200.00
1456
1.18(f)
Request for reinstatement of term reduced 400.00 400.00 400.00
1824/2824/3824
1.20(c)(6)
Petitions in a reexamination proceeding, except for those specifically enumerated in 37 CFR 1.550(i) and 1.937(d) 1,940.00 970.00 485.00*
1457
1.20(j)(1)
Extension of term of patent 1,120.00 1,120.00 1,120.00
1458
1.20(j)(2)
Initial application for interim extension (see 37 CFR 1.790) 420.00 420.00 420.00
1459
1.20(j)(3)
Subsequent application for interim extension (see 37 CFR 1.790) 220.00 220.00 220.00
* Third-party filers are not eligible for the micro entity fee.
Top of pagePCT Fees – National Stage
1631/2631/3631
1.492(a)
Basic National Stage Fee 280.00 140.00 70.00
n/a
1.492(b)(1)
National Stage Search Fee – U.S. was the ISA or IPEA and all claims satisfy PCT Article 33(1)-(4) 0.00 0.00 0.00
1641/2641/3641
1.492(b)(2)
National Stage Search Fee – U.S. was the ISA 120.00 60.00 30.00
1642/2642/3642
1.492(b)(3)
National Stage Search Fee – search report prepared and provided to USPTO 480.00 240.00 120.00
1632/2632/3632
1.492(b)(4)
National Stage Search Fee – all other situations 600.00 300.00 150.00
n/a
1.492(c)(1)
National Stage Examination Fee – U.S. was the ISA or IPEA and all claims satisfy PCT Article 33(1)-(4) 0.00 0.00 0.00
1633/2633/3633
1.492(c)(2)
National Stage Examination Fee – all other situations 720.00 360.00 180.00
1614/2614/3614
1.492(d)
Claims – extra independent (over three) 420.00 210.00 105.00
1615/2615/3615
1.492(e)
Claims – extra total (over 20) 80.00 40.00 20.00
1616/2616/3616
1.492(f)
Claims – multiple dependent 780.00 390.00 195.00
1617/2617/3617
1.492(h)
Search fee, examination fee or oath or declaration after the date of commencement of the national stage 140.00 70.00 35.00
1618/2618/3618
1.492(i)
English translation after thirty months from priority date 140.00 70.00 35.00
1681/2681/3681
1.492(j)
National Stage Application Size Fee – for each additional 50 sheets that exceeds 100 sheets 400.00 200.00 100.00
Top of pagePCT Fees – International Stage
1601/2601/3601
1.445(a)(1)(i)(A)
Transmittal fee 240.00 120.00 60.00
1690/2690
1.445(a)(1)(ii)
Non-electronic filing fee (additional fee for applications filed in paper) 400.00 200.00 200.00
1602/2602/3602
1.445(a)(2)(i)
Search fee – regardless of whether there is a corresponding application (see 35 U.S.C. 361(d) and PCT Rule 16) 2,080.00 1,040.00 520.00
1604/2604/3604
1.445(a)(3)(i)
Supplemental search fee when required, per additional invention 2,080.00 1,040.00 520.00
1621/2621/3621
1.445(a)(4)(i)
Transmitting application to Intl. Bureau to act as receiving office 240.00 120.00 60.00
1605/2605/3605
1.482(a)(1)(i)(A)
Preliminary examination fee – U.S. was the ISA 600.00 300.00 150.00
1606/2606/3606
1.482(a)(1)(ii)(A)
Preliminary examination fee – U.S. was not the ISA 760.00 380.00 190.00
1607/2607/3607
1.482(a)(2)(i)
Supplemental examination fee per additional invention 600.00 300.00 150.00
1619/2619/3619 Late payment fee variable variable variable
Top of pagePCT Fees to Foreign Offices **
1701 International filing fee (first 30 pages – filed in paper with PCT EASY zip file or electronically without PCT EASY zip file ) 1,360.00 1,360.00 1,360.00
1710 International filing fee (first 30 pages) – filed electronically with PCT Easy zip file 1,250.00 1,250.00 1,250.00
1702 International filing fee (first 30 pages) 1,471.00 1,471.00 1,471.00
1703 Supplemental fee (for each page over 30) 17.00 17.00 17.00
1704 International search (EPO) 2,545.00 2,545.00 2,545.00
1712 International search (IPAU) 2,076.00 2,076.00 2,076.00
1709 International search (KIPO) 1,212.00 1,212.00 1,212.00
1714 International search (Rospatent) 868.00 868.00 868.00
1705 Handling fee 221.00 221.00 221.00
1706 Handling Fee – 90% reduction, if applicants meets criteria specified at:http://www.wipo.int/pct/en/fees/fee_reduction.pdf 22.10 22.10 22.10
** PCT Fees to Foreign Offices subject to periodic change due to fluctuations in exchange rate.
Top of pagePatent Service Fees
8001
1.19(a)(1)
Printed copy of patent w/o color, delivery by USPS, USPTO Box, or electronic means 3.00 3.00 3.00
8005
1.19(a)(1)
Patent Application Publication (PAP) 3.00 3.00 3.00
8003
1.19(a)(2)
Printed copy of plant patent in color 15.00 15.00 15.00
8004
1.19(a)(3)
Color copy of patent (other than plant patent) containing a color drawing 25.00 25.00 25.00
8007
1.19(b)(1)(i)(A), (ii)(A), and (iii)(A)
Copy of patent application as filed 20.00 20.00 20.00
8008
1.19(b)(1)(i)(B)
Copy of patent-related file wrapper and contents of 400 or fewer pages, if provided on paper 200.00 200.00 200.00
8009
1.19(b)(1)(i)(C)
Additional fee for each additional 100 pages of patent-related file wrapper and (paper) contents, or portion thereof 40.00 40.00 40.00
8010
1.19(b)(1)(i)(D)
Individual application documents, other than application as filed, per document 25.00 25.00 25.00
8011
1.19(b)(1)(ii)(B) and (iii)(B)
Copy of patent-related file wrapper and contents if provided electronically or on a physical electronic medium as specified in 1.19(b)(1)(ii) 55.00 55.00 55.00
8012
1.19(b)(1)(ii)(C)
Additional fee for each continuing physical electronic medium in single order of 1.19(b)(1)(ii)(B) 15.00 15.00 15.00
8041
1.19(b)(2)(i)(A)
Copy of patent-related file wrapper contents that were submitted and are stored on compact disk or other electronic form (e.g., compact disks stored in Artifact folder), other than as available in 1.19(b)(1); first physical electronic medium in a single order 55.00 55.00 55.00
8042
1.19(b)(2)(i)(B)
Additional fee for each continuing copy of patent-related file wrapper contents as specified in 1.19(b)(2)(i)(A) 15.00 15.00 15.00
8043
1.19(b)(2)(ii)
Copy of patent-related file wrapper contents that were submitted and are stored on compact disk, or other electronic form, other than as available in 1.19(b)(1); if provided electronically other than on a physical electronic medium, per order 55.00 55.00 55.00
8013
1.19(b)(3)
Copy of office records, except copies of applications as filed 25.00 25.00 25.00
8014
1.19(b)(4)
For assignment records, abstract of title and certification, per patent 25.00 25.00 25.00
8904
1.19(c)
Library service 50.00 50.00 50.00
8016
1.19(e)
Uncertified statement re status of maintenance fee payments 10.00 10.00 10.00
8017
1.19(f)
Copy of non-U.S. document 25.00 25.00 25.00
8050
1.19(g)
Petitions for documents in form other than that provided by this part, or in form other than that generally provided by Director, to be decided in accordance with merits AT COST AT COST AT COST
8020
1.21(e)
International type search report 40.00 40.00 40.00
8902
1.21(g)
Self-service copy charge, per page 0.25 0.25 0.25
n/a
1.21(h)(1)
Recording each patent assignment, agreement or other paper, per property – if submitted electronically 0.00 0.00 0.00
8021
1.21(h)(2)
Recording each patent assignment, agreement or other paper, per property – if not submitted electronically 40.00 40.00 40.00
8022
1.21(i)
Publication in Official Gazette 25.00 25.00 25.00
8023
1.21(j)
Labor charges for services, per hour or fraction thereof 40.00 40.00 40.00
8024
1.21(k)
Unspecified other services, excluding labor AT COST AT COST AT COST
8026
1.21(n)
Handling fee for incomplete or improper application 130.00 130.00 130.00
Top of pagePatent Enrollment Fees
9001
1.21(a)(1)(i)
Application fee (non-refundable) 40.00
9010
1.21(a)(1)(ii)(A)
For test administration by commercial entity 200.00
9011
1.21(a)(1)(ii)(B)
For test administration by the USPTO 450.00
9003
1.21(a)(2)
Registration to practice or grant of limited recognition under §11.9(b) or (c) 100.00
9025
1.21(a)(2)
Registration to practice for change of practitioner type 100.00
9005
1.21(a)(4)
Certificate of good standing as an attorney or agent 10.00
9006
1.21(a)(4)(i)
Certificate of good standing as an attorney or agent, suitable for framing 20.00
9012
1.21(a)(5)(i)
Review of decision by the Director of Enrollment and Discipline under §11.2(c) 130.00
9013
1.21(a)(5)(ii)
Review of decision of the Director of Enrollment and Discipline under §11.2(d) 130.00
9015
1.21(a)(7)(i)
Annual fee for registered attorney or agent in active status 120.00
9016
1.21(a)(7)(ii)
Annual fee for registered attorney or agent in voluntary inactive status 25.00
9017
1.21(a)(7)(iii)
Requesting restoration to active status from voluntary inactive status 50.00
9018
1.21(a)(7)(iv)
Balance of annual fee due upon restoration to active status from voluntary inactive status 100.00
9019
1.21(a)(8)
Annual fee for individual granted limited recognition 120.00
9020
1.21(a)(9)(i)
Delinquency fee for annual fee 50.00
9004
1.21(a)(9)(ii)
Reinstatement to practice 100.00
9014
1.21(a)(10)
Application fee for person disciplined, convicted of a felony or certain misdemeanors under §11.7(h) 1,600.00
9024
1.21(k)
Unspecified other services,excluding labor AT COST
Top of pageFinance Service Fees
9201
1.21(b)(1) or
2.6(b)(13)(i)
Establish deposit account 10.00
9202
1.21(b)(2), (b)(3) or
2.6(b)(13)(ii)
Service charge for below minimum balance 25.00
9101
1.21(m) or
2.6(b)(12)
Processing each payment refused or charged back 50.00
Top of pageComputer Service Fees
8031 Computer records AT COST
Top of pageTrademark Processing Fees ***
6001
2.6(a)(1)(i)
Application for registration, per international class (paper filing) 375.00
7001
2.6(a)(1)(ii)
Application for registration, per international class (electronic filing, TEAS application) 325.00
7007
2.6(a)(1)(iii)
Application for registration, per international class (electronic filing, TEAS Plus application) 275.00
6002/7002
2.6(a)(2)
Filing an Amendment to Allege Use under §1(c), per class 100.00
6003/7003
2.6(a)(3)
Filing a Statement of Use under §1(d)(1), per class 100.00
6004/7004
2.6(a)(4)
Filing a Request for a Six-month Extension of Time for Filing a Statement of Use under §1(d)(1), per class 150.00
6005/7005
2.6(a)(15)
Petitions to the Director 100.00
6006/7006
2.6(a)(19)
Dividing an application, per new application (file wrapper) created 100.00
6008/7008
2.6(a)(1)(iv)
Additional fee for application that doesn’t meet TEAS Plus filing requirements, per class 50.00
6201/7201
2.6(a)(5)
Application for renewal under §9, per class 400.00
6203/7203
2.6(a)(6)
Additional fee for filing renewal application during grace period, per class 100.00
6204/7204
2.6(a)(21)
Correcting a deficiency in a renewal application 100.00
6205/7205
2.6(a)(12)
Filing §8 affidavit, per class 100.00
6206/7206
2.6(a)(14)
Additional fee for filing §8 affidavit during grace period, per class 100.00
6207/7207
2.6(a)(20)
Correcting a deficiency in a §8 affidavit 100.00
6208/7208
2.6(a)(13)
Filing §15 affidavit, per class 200.00
6210/7210
2.6(a)(7)
Publication of mark under §12(c), per class 100.00
6211/7211
2.6(a)(8)
Issuing new certificate of registration 100.00
6212/7212
2.6(a)(9)
Certificate of correction, registrant’s error 100.00
6213/7213
2.6(a)(10)
Filing disclaimer to registration 100.00
6214/7214
2.6(a)(11)
Filing amendment to registration 100.00
6215/7215
7.37
Filing §71 affidavit, per class 100.00
6216/7216
7.37
Filing §71 affidavit grace period, per class 100.00
6401/7401
2.6(a)(16)
Petition for cancellation, per class 300.00
6402/7402
2.6(a)(17)
Notice of opposition, per class 300.00
6403/7403
2.6(a)(18)
Ex parte appeal, per class 100.00
Top of pageTrademark Madrid Protocol Fees ***
6901/7901
7.6(a)(1)
Certifying an International application based on single application or registration, per class 100.00
6902/7902
7.6(a)(2)
Certifying an International application based on more than one basic application or registration, per class 150.00
6903/7903
7.6(a)(3)
Transmitting a Request to Record an Assignment or restriction under 7.23 or 7.24 100.00
6904/7904
7.6(a)(4)
Filing a Notice of Replacement, per class 100.00
6905/7905
7.6(a)(5)
Filing an affidavit under 71 of the Act, per class 100.00
6906/7906
7.6(a)(6)
Surcharge for filing affidavit under 71 of the Act during grace period, per class 100.00
6907/7907
7.6(a)(7)
Transmitting a subsequent designation 100.00
6908/7908
7.6(a)(8)
Correcting a deficiency in an affidavit under 71 of the Act 100.00
Top of pageTrademark International Application Fees ***
7951
7.7(1)
International application fee Reference CFR 7.7 for payment of fees to International Bureau (IB) and IB calculator at:http://www.wipo.int/madrid/en.
7952
7.14(c)
Correcting irregularities in an International application
7953
7.21
Subsequent designation fee
7954
7.23
Recording of an assignment of an international registration under 7.23
*** The 7000 series fee code (e.g., 7001, 7002, etc.) is used for electronic filing via TEAS.
Top of pageTrademark Service Fees
8501
2.6(b)(1)
Printed copy of registered mark, delivery by USPS, USPTO Box, or electronic means 3.00
8503
2.6(b)(4)(i)
Certified copy of registered mark, with title and/or status, regular service 15.00
8504
2.6(b)(4)(ii)
Certified copy of registered mark, with title and/or status, expedited local service 30.00
8507
2.6(b)(2)
Certified copy of trademark application as filed 15.00
8508
2.6(b)(3)
Certified or uncertified copy of trademark-related file wrapper and contents 50.00
8513
2.6(b)(5)
Certified or uncertified copy of trademark document, unless otherwise provided 25.00
8514
2.6(b)(7)
For assignment records, abstracts of title and certification per registration 25.00
8902
2.6(b)(9)
Self-service copy charge, per page 0.25
8521
2.6(b)(6)
Recording trademark assignment, agreement or other paper, first mark per document 40.00
8522
2.6(b)(6)
For second and subsequent marks in the same document 25.00
8523
2.6(b)(10)
Labor charges for services, per hour or fraction thereof 40.00
8524
2.6(b)(11)
Unspecified other services, excluding labor AT COST
Top of pageFastener Quality Act Fees
6991
2.7(a)
Recordal application fee 20.00
6992
2.7(b)
Renewal application fee 20.00
6993
2.7(c)
Late fee for renewal application 20.00
6994
2.7(a)
Application fee for reactivation of insignia, per request 20.00

CENTRALIZED INFORMATION ABOUT PATENT APPLICATION INITIATIVES

Centralized Information about Patent Application Initiatives on USPTO Website

A centralized listing of major Patent Application Initiatives is now available via the USPTO website that provides applicants with access to information on several patent initiatives designed to advance and support the examination process.

Applicants now have a single website location to compare the various patent application initiatives that are available prior to examination, during examination, or after close of prosecution. Applicants can easily evaluate and contrast the benefits of participating in patent initiatives using a comprehensive matrix of initiatives and convenient links to detailed information pages. The website also provides direct access to applicant assistance for addressing questions about these initiatives.

To access more information on Patent Application Initiatives, please visit the USPTO website at: http://www.uspto.gov/patents/init_events/patapp-initiatives-timeline.jsp

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Public Meeting: Technical Briefing on Trademark Status and Document Retrieval (TSDR)

NOTE: This is the briefing rescheduled from June 4, 2013.

This will be broadcast as a webcast.

Please join us July 17, 2013 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. for a technical briefing on the inner workings of Trademark Status and Document Retrieval (TSDR).  Learn: (1) the history of Trademark Application and Registration Retrieval (TARR), Trademark Document Retrieval (TDR), and TSDR, (2) why we moved to TSDR, (3) how TSDR differs from its predecessors, TARR and TDR, and (4) the basics of the technology behind TSDR.  The discussion will also describe some of the systems that are not normally visible to the public and how they differ from those the public views.

The event will be held in the Paris Room of the Global Intellectual Property Academy (GIPA), second floor of the Madison East Building, Alexandria, Virginia.  Because access to GIPA requires a security badge, you must register for the event by c.o.b. Monday, July 15th (send an email to TMFeedback@uspto.gov  indicating that you plan to attend).   Please report to the guard station (enter doors immediately on your left when you enter the Madison East atrium), allowing sufficient time for the security process.   Look for appropriate directional signage once within GIPA on the second floor.

The event will also be webcast, accessed through these instructions.  NOTE: The playback of UCF (Universal Communications Format) rich media files requires appropriate players. To view this type of rich media files in the meeting, please check whether you have the players installed on your computer by going to https://uspto-events.webex.com/uspto-events/onstage/systemdiagnosis.php.

If you have any questions about the event, please also use the TMFeedback@uspto.gov mailbox.

14 Tips For 3rd-Party Prior Art Submissions

Law360, New York (August 20, 2012, 1:04 PM ET) — The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office recently issued the final rules on third-party prior art submissions at 77 F.R. 42150 (2012). Previously, third-party submissions of prior art in a patent application were limited to a two-month window after a patent application was published. But the final rules, enacted as part of the recent America Invents Act legislation, expand this time window.

  1. Timing:  For most patent applications, a third-party prior art submission can now be filed before the first Office Action is mailed. In cases where the USPTO examines a patent application quickly, such submissions can be filed within six months of publication. The USPTO will not consider any submissions after the notice of allowance.
  2. Effective Date: These submissions can be filed starting Sept. 16, 2012. The submissions may be filed in any pending application.
  3. Requirements: These submissions may be done anonymously and can be submitted electronically. The submissions must include:
    1. (1) a list identifying the items being submitted; (2) a concisedescription of the relevance of each item listed; (3) a legible copy of each non-U.S. patent document listed; (4) an English translation of any non-English language item listed; (5) a statement that the submission complies with the statutory provision; and (6) the required fee ($0 if fewer than three-documents submitted for a first submission, $180 otherwise). The submissions will be screened for these requirements and if not compliant, the submission will not be entered in the application. The third party is not required to serve the applicant with a copy of the submission.
  4. Results: The examiner is required to consider compliant third-party submissions in preparation for the next Office Action. The documents in the submission will be listed on the face of the issued patent, if considered by the examiner.
  5. Strategies: When preparing third-party prior art submissions, keep the following practice tips in mind.
  6. Quality Art: The best submissions will contain on-point, relevant prior art. Examiners will likely not review submissions containing nonrelevant or cumulative prior art. So, unlike the typical practice of citing prior art in an Information Disclosure Statement, it is helpful to review the prior art and make a judgment call on the relevance before submitting it.
  7. Be Concise: The explanation of the relevance of each item should contain only enough information to point the examiner to the pertinent disclosure in the prior art. Additional explanations will not only waste time and costs, but will most likely be ignored by the examiner.
  8. Submit Electronically: The EFS-WEB system will be modified to allow submissions to be filed electronically. Indeed, the EFS-WEB system will be modified to contain a specific category under which these submissions must be submitted, else they will be deemed non compliant. In the event any submission is seemed non-compliant by the USPTO division created to screen them, the third party will be notified electronically if an email address is provided.
  9. Limited Submissions: Each submission is limited to 10 items of prior art. Multiple submissions (each of up to 10 items) can be made, as long as a fee is paid for each submission. So cumulative prior art is best avoided for cost reasons. It also makes for a less concise submission.
  10. Explaining Known Art: Rather than submitting new prior art, a third party may re-submit existing prior art of record in the file, along with an explanation of additional information in that prior art. In most instances, that additional information might explain a point of view not considered by the examiner. As well, this additional information might point to parts of the prior art not discussed in any rejection and reply.
  11. Scope: The submission can be especially useful for limiting and defining the scope of the claims. If properly presented, the submission can explain the prior art in such a manner that regardless of whether that prior art reference is relied on by the examiner, the disclosure in the prior art can be used when construing the claims.
  12. Other Questions of Patentability:  The submission can include any published document relevant to the examination of the application. In other words, the submission need not be restricted to merely issues of novelty and obviousness. Accordingly, if a published document (which would arguably include a court decision) has bearing on issues that can be raised under 35 U.S.C. § 101 or 35 U.S.C. § 112, it can — and should be — submitted to bring such issues to the attention of the examiner.
  13. Applicant Submissions: If third-party submissions containing prior art are deemed non-compliant, they are not supposed to be entered into the record. But if an applicant is somehow made aware of non-compliant submissions, that applicant should submit that prior art via an Information Disclosure Statement   to avoid any claim of inequitable conduct during litigation.
  14. Competitive Monitoring:  These third-party prior art submissions will require increased monitoring programs of competitors’ published applications so that they can be submitted timely and effectively. So factor the additional resources needed for this competitive monitoring into your management programs.

 

 

 

Third Party Prior Art Submissions and Post-Grant Reviews

Monday Dec 17, 2012
A Status Update on Use of Third Party Prior Art Submissions and Post-Grant Reviews

Today marks three months since some of the key new mechanisms of the AIA went into effect.   A good opportunity to report on the uptake for two sections — submissions to the PTAB, and third party prior art submissions. Given the critical mandate of the AIA to empower our stakeholder community to play an active role in assisting the USPTO in its ongoing commitment to patent quality, initial usage of the applicable new provisions is worth reporting, to say the least.

To put the lead first, we’re encouraged by the third party submissions and PTAB filings we’re seeing under the new rules, to date.

We’ve received 88 PTAB submissions, 73 for inter partes reviews and 15 for covered business method reviews. We’re on our way for meeting our FY 13 expectations, and our PTAB Chief Judge James Smith puts it well when he says “momentum is building.”

We’ve received 270 prior-art submissions from third parties, also in line with expectations. The leading art group receiving submissions? TC 3700, which includes many software-related inventions such as those found in electronic gaming devices and medical equipment. And when looking at the spread of submissions as a whole, it’s important to note that there are not a lot of classifications untouched. With many technologies being represented, as opposed to just one or two, we’re seeing that the AIA is indeed supporting the patent system broadly.

So what do we learn from these numbers? First, they demonstrate that the public finds valuable the new ways to interact with the USPTO. Second, they will contribute quickly to improved patent quality. With the PTAB proceedings, we will see valid patents upheld while addressing those that may require correction. With prior art submissions, examiners will be able to consider public submissions and ensure high quality work during the review process.

We’ll continue to monitor PTAB and prior-art submissions. The numbers suggest we’ve got some great new tools at our collective disposal.

Posted at 02:56PM Dec 17, 2012 in patents  |

Comments:

Are submissions truly limited to “prior art” as the title of your blog entry suggests? I thought any information of potential relevance to patentability could be submitted. Do any of the third-party submissions thus filed include information that is not prior art?Posted by Pat Rules on December 17, 2012 at 09:38 PM EST #

I am aware of at least one submission in which a non-prior art reference (Wikipedia article) was found acceptable for a third party prior art submission. However, that may have been an error. Moreover, users should be aware at least regarding third party prior art submissions that “concise statements” had better not be too concise or the entire submission will be denied entry of record. The concise statement for each submitted reference should expressly identify at least one claim and at least one specific element or step of the claim to which the reference is asserted to relevant. The clerk responsible for initially reviewing the submission for acceptibility will not refer to the application claims. Even those references whose relevance to the claims may be apparent on their face to anyone who has read the claims, can be deemed to have failed to comply with the concise statement requirement and the entire submission, including other prior art references, most clearly relevant and properly supported by the concise statement, will be ignored. There is a qualitative requirement to the statements that is NOT disclosed in the PTO filing instructions or the rules themselves.Posted by John Jamieson on December 18, 2012 at 03:20 PM EST

ideaApp – NDA secure, Game Changer for Inventors

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Getting your invention to market. A little help from Brian McCarthy!

This is a simplified view of channel marketing. Review this and try reverse engineering your invention to fit this process. In other words define your channel and fit the presentation of your product to fit it, rather then the other way around. Many inventors have great ideas, but have not learned the basics of the marketplace. This YouTube presentation from Brian may help

An introduction to channels of distribution, by Brian K. McCarthy

WHY GET A PATENT IF THE ODDS ARE STACKED AGAINST GETTING ONE?

Based on the backlog of 660,000 patents (latest numbers from the USTPO), if every one was granted; it would take 18 years.

So of course that’s nuts.

The reality is that of those 660,000, 85% will be rejected, and over a 3 year period 100,000 patents will be issued.

Here is the rub that some patent attorneys sometimes fail to inform their clients, the USPTO has reported that 3% or less of the 35,000 patents issued every year (based on 8 million patents issued in the last 224 years) make any money at all for the inventor.

The company I worked for introduced 80-125 new products a year for the 22 years I worked there, approximately 2200, 13 were patented. The revenue threshold was $250,000 per year for a product introduction. First to market, our business model and trade secrets were our advantage over our competition.

The reality is, a Patent is the optimum way to protect IP, but it makes for a tough way to make a living