The USPTO has announced a revised fee schedule that reduces patent issue fees, reduces Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) fees*, and eliminates electronically filed assignment fees and publication fees. These fees will go into effect on January 1, 2014.
For large entities, the issue fees for a utility patent will be reduced by $1,120. The utility issue fee will be lowered from $1,780 to $960, and the $300 publication fee will be eliminated.
For small entities, the issue fees for a utility patent ...Continue Reading → Share