USPTO’s New Schedule of Fees for Patent2020-08-14

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is setting or adjusting patent fees for Fiscal Year 2020, which is the first fee increase in almost three years. The Final Rule will benefit the intellectual property (IP) community by enabling the USPTO to continue to enhance the quality of patent examinations, achieve optimal examination times, invest in modernizing patent information technology (IT) systems and infrastructure, and provide stability to USPTO operations, even in times of financial fluctuations.This new schedule of fees will be effective on October 2, 2020. 

Official Fee

Current Large Entity Fee

(USD)

New Large Entity Fee

(USD)

Basic Filing Fee-Utility

(paper filing)

300

320

Basic Filing Fee-Design

200

220

Each Independent Claim in Excess of Three

460

480

IDS per time

240

260

Utility Search Fee

660

700

Utility Examination Fee

760

800

Design Examination Fee

600

640

Request for RCE - 1st Request

1300

1360

Request for RCE - 2nd and Subsequent Request

1900

2000

Utility Issue Fee

1000

1200

Design Issue Fee

700

740

For Maintaining an Original or Any Reissue Patent, Due at 3.5 years

1600

2000

For Maintaining an Original or Any Reissue Patent, Due at 7.5 years

3600

3760

For Maintaining an Original or Any Reissue Patent, Due at 11.5 years

7400

7700

The USPTO has also added a Non-DOCX filing surcharge, large entities is USD400, small entities is USD200 and micro entities is USD100.However,  which is effective on January 1, 2022. 

Source: USPTO

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