USPTO Proposes Patent Fee Adjustments

August 1, 2019 – In The News

On July 31, 2019, the USPTO announced on its Director's Forum blog the issuance of a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to adjust certain patent fees as authorized by the AIA.

A 60-day public comment period, ending on September 30, 2019, is now open. 
The fee increases are not expected to be implemented until 2021. 

The proposed adjustments – which number nearly 200 and include filing, search, examination, maintenance, and trial and appeal fees, for example – are summarized in a Table on the USPTO’s Fee Setting and Adjusting webpage.

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