USPTO Modifies Certain PCT Fees

January 4, 2019

The USPTO issued a release stating:

Please be advised that the Fee Schedule was updated for the following changes, effective Jan. 1:

PCT Fees to Foreign Offices

  • 1701: International filing fee (first 30 pages - filed electronically without ePCT or PCT- EASY.zip file) - fee decrease from $1,263 to $1,250
  • 1710: International filing fee (first 30 pages - filed electronically with ePCT or PCT- EASY.zip file) - fee decrease from $1,161 to $1,149
  • 1702: International filing fee (first 30 pages) – fee decrease from $1,366 to $1,352
  • 1704: International search (EPO) – fee decrease from $2,095 to $2,053
  • 1715: International search (ILPO) – fee decrease from $1,009 to $969
  • 1712: International search (IPAU) – fee decrease from $1,631 to $1,589
  • 1717: International search (IPOS) – fee decrease from $1,646 to $1,633
  • 1716: International search (JPO) – fee decrease from $1,465 to $1,369
  • 1709: International search (KIPO) – fee decrease from $1,218 to $1,169
  • 1714: International search (Rospatent) – fee increase from $587 to $612
  • 1705: Handling fee – fee decrease from $205 to $203
  • 1706: Handling Fee - 90% reduction, if applicant meets criteria specified atFee Reduction- fee decrease from $20.50 to $20.30

The fee schedule provides information and fee rates for products and services provided by the USPTO. For additional information, please call the USPTO Contact Center at (571) 272-1000 or (800) 786-9199.

More information is available on thePCT Fees pageof the USPTO website.

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