USPTO Announces Finalized Fee Schedule for 2018


Effective January 16, 2018, the USPTO will increase a majority of their filing fees by between 4% to, in some cases, 72%. The increase in filing fees will affect items such as basic filing fees for utility patents, patent search filing fees, post allowance fees and Patent Trial and Appeal Fees.

The USPTO set certain patent fees as authorized by the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act.  According to the USPTO, the fee schedule is projected to recover the aggregate estimated cost of the USPTO's patent operations, PTAB operations and administrative services.

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