Applicants Are Reminded of New USPTO Fees

In order to account for changes in the Consumer Price Index (CPI), the United States Patent and Trademark Office, (USPTO) has proposed new fees for patent filings.  While previously reported in the Stein McEwen, LLP Newsletter, Vol. 4, Issue 2 (June 2008) as being a 4% projected change in the CPI for 2009 (73 Fed. Reg. 31656 (June 3, 2008)), the final fees reflect a 5% change in the CPI for 2009 73 Fed. Reg. 47534 (August 14, 2008)).  These new fees will go into effect on October 2, 2008.

Description

2008-2009

New Fee

2007-2008

Fee

Basic filing fee – Utility

330.00

310.00

Utility Search Fee

540.00

510.00

Utility Examination Fee

220.00

210.00

Independent claims in excess of three

220.00

210.00

Claims in excess of 20

52.00

50.00

Basic filing fee – Design

220.00

210.00

Design Examination Fee

140.00

130.00

Basic filing fee – Reissue

330.00

310.00

Reissue Examination Fee

650.00

620.00

Reissue Search Fee

540.00

510.00

Provisional application filing fee

220.00

210.00

Utility issue fee

1510.00

1,440.00

Design issue fee

860.00

820.00

Statutory disclaimer

140.00

130.00

Extension for response within first month

130.00

120.00

Extension for response within second month

490.00

460.00

Extension for response within third month

1110.00

1,050.00

Extension for response within fourth month

1730.00

1,640.00

Extension for response within fifth month

2350.00

2,230.00

Notice of appeal

540.00

510.00

Filing a brief in support of an appeal

540.00

510.00

Request for oral hearing

1080.00

1,030.00

Filing of PCT application-USPTO ISA-national stage

330.00

310.00

National Stage Search Fee – search report prepared and provided to USPTO

430.00

410.00

National Stage Search Fee – all other situations

540.00

510.00

National Stage Examination Fee – all other situations

220.00

210.00

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