Posts Tagged: small entity


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

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
8 years ago 16

Outside The Box Innovations v. Travel Caddy: Is a Misstatement of Small Entity Status Per Se Material to Patentability?*

In partially dissenting, Judge Newman’s beef with per curiam panel opinion on the small entity status issue was in “declin[ing] to correct the district court’…
By Eric Guttag
8 years ago 2

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

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