Posts Tagged: patent fees


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
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 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
8 years ago 6

USPTO Proposes Significantly Higher Patent Fees

The recurring theme will be decreased fees for those who qualify for micro-entity status, but increased fees for everyone else. That is great, but micro-entity status will …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 8

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Seeks Comment on Proposed Fee Schedule as Mandated by America Invents Act

The proposed fees are at least 22 percent lower for a routine patent process—i.e., filing, search, examination, publication, and issue fees—than the current fee schedule. …
By U.S.P.T.O.
8 years ago 3

PTO Proposes Changes to Implement Micro Entity Patent Fees

The amend to the rules of practice in patent cases is for the purpose of implementing the micro entity provision of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA). …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 10

AIA Proposed Rules: Fees at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board

These proposed fees will undoubtedly be commented on, and the early criticism, which seems quite valid, asks how the addition of a single additional claim to be …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 10

Why Patent Attorneys Don’t Work on Contingency

Having spent time as a litigator I know exactly what goes into taking a case on a contingency basis and you only take cases on a contingency …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 25

What Do the Proposed Patent Fee Changes Really Mean?*

Let’s first consider one of the “bread and butter” components of patent prosecution, the utility application filing fee. Actually, this basic fee comprises three components: the …
By Eric Guttag
8 years ago 7

USPTO Seeks Public Input on Proposed Fees

Under the America Invents Act (AIA), the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), for the first time in its history, was given the authority to work …
By U.S.P.T.O.
8 years ago 5

Proposed Rules for Supplemental Examination, Revised Reexamination Fees and Deadline for Satellite Office Comments

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is proposing rules of practice in patent cases to implement the supplemental examination provisions of the America Invents Act. …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 1

Recent Patent Related Federal Register Notices

At this time of the year many attorneys and agents are not paying all that much attention to the rules and requests for comments coming out of …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 1

USPTO Updates Fee Schedule Following Enactment of Leahy-Smith America Invents Act

There have been a number of inquiries from the public regarding the fees due when payments are made by postal mail just prior to the effective date …
By U.S.P.T.O.
9 years ago 1