Posts Tagged: patent fees


Trump FY 2018 budget cuts $1.5 billion from Commerce, how much will come from the USPTO?

With a proposed budget of $7.8 billion and $1 billion in cuts to identify, questions arise about where those cuts will come. Is the USPTO budget safe?Will the …
By Gene Quinn
7 days ago 8

USPTO Breaks President Trump’s “One-In Two-Out” Executive Order

At the quarterly PPAC meeting, USPTO Deputy CFO Frank Murphy (listed on the agenda as Acting CFO) stated that USPTO is moving forward with its proposed $710 million …

USPTO diverts funds to Commerce Department as user fee increases are prepared

In a shocking revelation, Frank Murphy, Acting Chief Financial Officer, explained that the USPTO has been and will continue to make payments to the Department of Commerce …
By Gene Quinn
21 days ago 29

Cash strapped USPTO, failed fee increase and political shenanigans

But why is the USPTO in such a fee crisis? Because they have strayed from their mission, which is to issue patents. Far too many Art Units …
By Paul Morinville
29 days ago 55

NASA, AIPLA, IPO among those who oppose USPTO fee increases

According to the USPTO, the fee increases are designed to better cover the costs of the USPTO’s main patent operations as well as PTAB operations and …
By Steve Brachmann
3 months ago 1

USPTO Seeking Comments on Proposed Patent Fee Adjustments

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) proposing to set or adjust …
By U.S.P.T.O.
6 months ago 1

Diversion of USPTO user fees is a tax on innovation

User fees fund our patent system. The patent system turns ideas into assets. Those assets are used to secure financing and gain access to markets. Financing and …
By Brian O’Shaughnessy
10 months ago 6

Patent Cost: Understanding Patent Attorney Fees

Fees for patent attorneys are going to vary quite significantly depending upon the geographical market and the attorney's level experience. Based on 2011 economic data, the national average …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 7

US Patent Office Fees

The United States Patent and Trademark Office current fee schedule went into effect on January 1, 2014, and was last revised on April 1, 2015... The lesson here is that fees …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 2

USPTO budget increases for FY 2016 despite reduced fee estimates

This latest budget increases the amount of money that will be available to the United States Patent and Trademark Office, although the amount specifically appropriated is less …

Dear IPWatchdog: New Patent Attorney Seeks Fee Advice

I’m a fairly new/young patent attorney. I work at a firm where I am the only patent attorney, of several attorneys. I am trying to …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 19

Unintended Consequences of the New USPTO Micro Entity Fees

Ever since March 19, 2013, I have been feeling slightly uncomfortable asking one question to some of my new clients. What is that question you ask? It is: “What …
By Raymond Millien
4 years ago 12

New Patent Fees: USPTO Exercises Fee Setting Authority

The final rules on patent fees will publish in the Federal Register on Friday, January 18, 2013. Fees are going up for most, but not as much as feared. …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 5

USPTO Implements Micro-Entity Discount Effective March 2013

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is revising the rules of practice in patent cases to implement the micro entity provision of the Leahy-Smith America …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 16

Kappos, Prost, Armitage and Dickinson Discuss AIA at AIPLA

Kappos on final rules to implement the AIA: "We put together a good set of rules, but they are by no means a perfect set of rules." …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 6