Posts Tagged: proposed patent fees


USPTO diverting fees internally to subsidize PTAB trials

In prepared remarks Director Lee said the Office must significantly raise Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) fees in order for the PTAB to be self-sustaining on …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 50

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 …

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
3 years 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 years ago 1

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

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