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USPTO Patent Fees


The following table lists the patent fees charged by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. USPTO Trademark Fees are listed separately. A complete copy of the USPTO's fee schedule is available from their website


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Notes:


37 CFR Sec.

DESCRIPTION

Large
Entity
Fee

Small
Entity
Fee
Micro
Entity
Fee
Pending Fees
Large
Entity
Small
Entity
Micro
Entity

1.16(a)

Utility Application Basic Filing Fee

280 140 70      
1.16(a)(1) Utility Application Basic Filing Fee (Small Entity) if filed electronically n/a 70 n/a      

1.16(h)

Excess Claims: more than three Independent Claims (per indep. claim over 3)

420 210 105      

1.16(i)

Excess Claims: more than 20 total claims (per claim over 20)

80 40 20      

1.16(j)

Excess Claims: surcharge if there are any multiple dependent claims

780 390 195      
1.16(k) Utility Application Search Fee 600 300 150      
1.16(o) Utility Application Examination Fee 720 360 180      

1.16(f)

Surcharge - Late Filing Fee, search fee, examination fee or oath/declaration

140 70 35      

1.16(g)

Surcharge - Late Provisional Filing Fee or Cover Sheet

60 30 15      

1.16(b)

Design Filing Fee or Continuing Prosecution Application (CPA)

180 90 45      
1.16(l) Design Search Fee 120 60 30      
1.16(p) Design Examination Fee 460 230 115      

1.16(e)

Reissue Filing Fee

280 140 70      
1.16(n) Reissue Search Fee 600 300 150      
1.16(r) Reissue Examination Fee 2160 1080 540      

1.16(c)

Plant Filing Fee

180 90 45      
1.16(m) Plant Search Fee 380 190 95      
1.16(q) Plant Examination Fee 580 290 145      

1.16(d)

Provisional Application Filing Fee

260 130 65      
1.16(s) Excess pages (all applications) - if more than 100 pages, per add'l 50 pages 
(note: each page in an electronically filed application counts as 3/4 of a page for the purpose of calculating this fee, so that for electronically filed applications this fee becomes, in effect, $400/200/100 for each additional 66 pages if there are more than 133 electronically filed pages) 
400 200 100      

1.17(a)(1)

Extension - First Month

200 100 50      

1.17(a)(2)

Extension - Second Month

600 300 150      

1.17(a)(3)

Extension - Third Month

1,400 700 350      

1.17(a)(4)

Extension - Fourth Month

2,200 1,100 550      

1.17(a)(5)

Extension - Fifth Month

3,000 1,500 750      

1.17(e)(1)

Request for Continued Examination (RCE) (first request)

1,200 600 300      

1.17(e)(2)

Request for Continued Examination (RCE) (second or more request)

1,700 850 425      

1.17(d)

Correcting inventorship after first action on the merits (FAOM)
Note: does not apply if inventor(s) are deleted, and statement is filed that correction is solely due to cancelation of claims in the application.

600 300 150      
1.17(c) "Request for Prioritized Examination" (a/ka/ "Track I" or "Fast Track") of Utility Application 4,000 2,000 1,000      
1.17(k) Request for Expedited Examination of Design Application 900 450 225      
1.17(f) Petitions under the following 37 CFR sections (group I):

§ 1.36(a) - for revocation of a power of attorney by fewer than all applicants
§ 1.53(e) - to accord a filing date.
§ 1.57(a) - to accord a filing date.
§ 1.182 - for decision on a question not specifically provided for.
§ 1.183 - to suspend the rules.
§ 1.378(e) - for reconsideration of decision on petition refusing to accept delayed payment of maintenance fee in an expired patent.
§ 1.741(b) - to accord a filing date to an application under § 1.740 for extension of a patent term.

400 200 100      
1.17(g) Petitions under the following 37 CFR sections (group II)

§ 1.12 -for access to an assignment record.
§ 1.14 -for access to an application.
§ 1.47 -for filing by other than all the inventors or a person not the inventor.
§ 1.59 -for expungement of information.
§ 1.103(a) - to suspend action in an application.
§ 1.136(b) - for review of a request for extension of time when the provisions of section 1.136(a) are not available.
§ 1.295 - for review of refusal to publish a statutory invention registration.
§ 1.296 - to withdraw a request for publication of a statutory invention registration filed on or after the date the notice of intent to publish issued.
§ 1.377 - for review of decision refusing to accept and record payment of a maintenance fee filed prior to expiration of a patent.
§ 1.550(c) - for patent owner requests for extension of time in ex parte reexamination proceedings.
§ 1.956 - for patent owner requests for extension of time in inter partes reexamination proceedings.
§ 5.12 -for expedited handling of a foreign filing license.
§ 5.15 - for changing the scope of a license.
§ 5.25 - for retroactive license.

200 100 50      

1.17(h)

Petitions under the following 37 CFR sections (Group III)

§ 1.19(g) -to request documents in a form other than that provided in this part.
§ 1.84 -for accepting color drawings or photographs.
§ 1.91 - for entry of a model or exhibit.
§ 1.102(d) - to make an application special.
§ 1.138(c) - to expressly abandon an application to avoid publication.
§ 1.313 - to withdraw an application from issue.
§ 1.314 - to defer issuance of a patent.

140 70 35      

1.17(i)

Processing fees under the following 37 CFR sections

§ 1.28(c)(3) - for processing a non-itemized fee deficiency based on an error in small entity status. 

§ 1.41 - for supplying the name or names of the inventor or inventors after the filing date without an oath or declaration as prescribed by § 1.63, except in provisional applications. 
§ 1.48 - for correcting inventorship, except in provisional applications. 
  - but see new fee for filing change in inventorship after first office action §1.17(d), above

§ 1.53(b)(3) - to convert a provisional application filed under § 1.53(c) into a nonprovisional application under § 1.53(b). 

§ 1.55 - for entry of late priority papers. 

§ 1.71(g)(2) – to enter an amendment to the specification for purposes of 35 U.S.C. 103(c)(2) if not filed within the cited time periods 

§ 1.99(e) - for processing a belated submission under § 1.99. 

§ 1.103(b) - for requesting limited suspension of action, continued prosecution application (§ 1.53(d)). 
§ 1.103(c) - for requesting limited suspension of action, request for continued examination (§ 1.114). 
§ 1.103(d) - for requesting deferred examination of an application. 

§ 1.217 - for processing a redacted copy of a paper submitted in the file of an application in which a redacted copy was submitted for the patent application publication. 

§ 1.291(c)(5) - for processing a second or subsequent protest by the same real party in interest. 

§ 1.497(d) - for filing an oath or declaration pursuant to 35 U.S.C. 371(c)(4) naming an inventive entity different from the inventive entity set forth in the international stage. 

§ 3.81 - for a patent to issue to assignee, assignment submitted after payment of the issue fee.

140 70 35      

1.17(i)(1)

§1.52(d) Non-English Specification

140 70 35      
1.17(i)(2) §1.221—for requesting voluntary publication or republication of an application. 140 70 35      

1.17(j)

Petition - Public Use Proceeding

           

1.17(l)

Petition - Revive Unavoidably Abandoned Application - eliminated on Dec 18, 2013

N/A N/A N/A      

1.17(m)

Petition - Revive Unintentionally Abandoned Appl. (no Micro Entity discount as of Dec. 18, 2013)

1,700 850 850      

1.17(n)

SIR - Prior to Examiner's Action (note: SIRs were eliminated on March 15, 2013)

n/a n/a n/a      

1.17(o)

SIR - After Examiner's Action (note: SIRs were eliminated on March 15, 2013)

n/a n/a n/a      

1.17(p)

Submission of an Information Disclosure Statement (1.97) or third party submission (1.290(f))

180 90 45      

1.17(q)

Processing fee for various actions on Provisional Applications (correcting inventorship, convert nonprovisional to provisional, etc) 

50 50 50      

1.17(r)

Filing a submission after final rejection (1.129(a))

840 420 210      

1.17(s)

Per add'l invention to be examined (1.129(b))

840 420 210      

1.17(t)

Acceptance of Unintentionally delayed claim for priority (no Micro Entity discount as of 12/18/13)

1,700

850 850      

1.18(a)(1)

Utility or Reissue Issue Fee - paid after January 1, 2014

960 480 240      

1.18(a)(2)

Utility or Reissue Issue Fee - paid before January 1, 2014

1,780 890 445      

1.18(b)(1)

Design Issue Fee- paid after January 1, 2014

560 280 140      

1.18(b)(2)

Design Issue Fee  - paid before January 1, 2014

1,020 510 255      

1.18(c)(1)

Plant Issue Fee- paid after January 1, 2014

760 380 190      

1.18(c)(2)

Plant Issue Fee - paid before January 1, 2014

1,400 700 350      

1.18(d)(1)

Publication fee - early, voluntary or normal- paid after January 1, 2014

0 0 0      
1.18(d)(2) Publication fee - early, voluntary or normal - paid before January 1, 2014 300 300 300      
1.18(d)(2) Publication fee - republication 300 300 300      

1.18(e)

Filing Application for patent term adjustment

200 200 200      

1.18(f)

Request for reinstatement of term reduced

400 400 400      

1.19(a)(1)

Copy of Patent or Published Patent Application

3 3 3      

1.19(a)(2)

Plant Patent Copy in color

15 15 15      

1.19(a)(3)

Copy of Utility Patent or SIR in Color

25 25 25      

1.19(b)(1)(i)(A)

Paper Copy of Patent Application as Filed

20 20 20      

1.19(b)(1)(i)(B)

Paper Copy of File Wrapper (up to 400 pages)

200 200 200      
1.19(b)(1)(i)(C) - each additional 100 pages 40 40 40      
1.19(b)(1)(i)(D) Paper copies of documents in file, other than application, per document 25 25 25      
1.19(b)(1)(ii)(B) CDROM copy of File Wrapper (first CDROM) 55 55 55      
1.19(b)(1)(ii)(C) - each additional CDROM 15 15 15      
1.19(b)(2)(i)(A) Copy of patent-related file wrapper contents that were submitted and are stored on compact disk or other electronic form (e.g., compact disks stored in Artifact folder), other than as available in 1.19(b)(1); first physical electronic medium in a single order 55 55 55      
1.19(b)(2)(i)(B) Additional fee for each continuing copy of patent-related file wrapper contents as specified in 1.19(b)(2)(i)(A) 15 15 15      
1.19(b)(2)(ii) Copy of patent-related file wrapper contents that were submitted and are stored on compact disk, or other electronic form, other than as available in 1.19(b)(1); if provided electronically other than on a physical electronic medium, per order 55 55 55      

1.19(b)(3)

Certified or uncertified copy of document, not otherwise provided

25 25 25      

1.19(b)(4)

For Assignment Records, Abstract of Title and Certification

25 25 25      

1.19(c)

Library Service

50 50 50      

1.19(e)

Uncertified Statement-Status of Maintenance Fee Payment

10 10 10      

1.19(f)

Copy of Non-U.S. Patent Document

25 25 25      

1.19(g)

Petitions for documents in form other than that provided by this part, or in form other than that generally provided by Director, to be decided in accordance with merits

AT COST AT COST AT COST      

1.20(a)

Certificate of Correction

100 100 100      
1.20(b) Processing fee for correcting inventorship in a patent 130 130 130      

1.20(c)(1)

Request for ex parte Reexamination

12,000 6,000 3,000      
1.20(c)(3) Reexamination - excess independent claims 420 210 105      
1.20(c)(3) Reexamination - excess total claims 80 40 20      
1.20(c)(6) Petitions in a reexamination proceeding, except for those specifically enumerated in 37 CFR 1.550(i) and 1.937(d) 1,940 970 485      
1.20(c)(7) For a Refused Request for Ex Parte Reexamination (included in the fee for 1.20(c)(1)) 3,600 1,800 900      

1.20(d)

Statutory Disclaimer note: no small or micro entity discount available

160 160 160      

1.20(e)

Maintenance Fee - 3.5 Years

1,600 800 400      

1.20(f)

Maintenance Fee - 7.5 Years

3,600 1,800 900      

1.20(g)

Maintenance Fee - 11.5 Years

7,400 3,700 1,850      

1.20(h)

Surcharge - Maintenance Fee - 6 Months

160 80 40      

1.20(i)(1)

Surcharge - Maintenance After Expiration - Unavoidable - not available as of Dec. 18, 2013

n/a n/a n/a      

1.20(i)(2)

Surcharge - Maintenance After Expiration - Unintentional (No Micro Entity Discount as of Dec. 18, 2013)

1,700 850 850      

1.20(j)(1)

Extension of Term of Patent Under 1.740 note: no small or micro entity discount available

1,120 1,120 1,120      

1.20(j)(2)

Initial Application for Interim Extension Under 1.790 
   note: no small or micro entity discount available

420 420 420      

1.20(j)(3)

Subsequent Application for Interim Extension Under 1.790 
   note: no small or micro entity discount available

220 220 220      
1.20(k)(1) Request for Supplemental Examination 4,400 2,200 1,100      
1.20(k)(2) Reexamination ordered as a result of Supplemental Examination 12,100 6,050 3,025      
1.20(k)(3)(i) Supplemental Examination document size - nonpatent reference 21-50 sheets 180 90 45      
1.20(k)(3)(ii) Supplemental Examination document size - nonpatent reference >50 sheets (per 50 sheets or part thereof) 280 140 70      

1.21(e)

International Type Search Report

40 40 40      

1.21(g)

Self-Service Copy Charge (per page) 

.25 .25 .25      

1.21(h)(1)

Recording Patent Assignment, Agreement or other document - submitted electronically 

0 0 0      

1.21(h)(1)

Recording Patent Assignment, Agreement or other document - not submitted electronically

40 40 40      

1.21(i)

Publication in the OG

25 25 25      

1.21(j)

Labor Charges for Services (per hour)

40 40 40      

1.21(k)

Unspecified Other Services

AT COST

AT COST

AT COST

     

1.21(n)

Handling Fee - Incomplete Application

130 130 130      

PCT Fees - International Stage

Large Entity
Fee

Small
Entity 
Fee*

Micro Entity
Fee*

Pending fees
1 July 2017

Large
Entity
Small
Entity
Micro
Entity
1.445(a)(1) or 1.445(a)(4) Transmittal Fee 240 120 60      

1.445 (a)(2)i)

PCT Search Fee for USPTO search (note: Discount for prior US search has been eliminated)

2,080 1,040 520      

1.445(a)(3)

Supplemental Search (per additional invention)

2,080 1,040 520      
  PCT Search Fee for European Patent Office (EPO) search  1,992 n/a n/a      
PCT Search Fee for IP Australia (IPAU) search (Note: IP Australia may only be used for a limited number of technologies - be sure to check our PCT News Page for the latest list before choosing ISA/AU) 1,688 n/a n/a      
  PCT Search Fee for Korean Patent Office (KIPO) search (Note: IP Korea has a list of technologies they will not search - see our PCT News Page for the list)  1,114 n/a n/a      
  PCT Search Fee for Israel Patent Office (ILPO) search  911 n/a n/a 963 n/a n/a
  PCT Search Fee for Japanese Patent Office (JPO) search (note: only for "green technology") 1,372 n/a n/a      
  PCT Search Fee for Russian Patent Office (Rospatent) search 482 n/a n/a      
  PCT Search Fee for IP Office of Singapore (IPOS) search ( 1,552 n/a n/a      
1.482(a)(1)(i) Preliminary Exam Fee (if US was International Searching Agency) 600 300 150      
1.482(a)(1)(ii) Preliminary Exam Fee (if US was not ISA) 760 380 190      
1.482(a)(2) Supplemental Examination (per additional invention) 600 300 150      
1.445(a)(1)(ii) Non-electronic filing fee (additional fee for applications filed on paper) (no micro entity discount) 400 200 n/a      

For information on which fees need to be paid to file an International Stage application, see the note below. 

PCT Fees - National Stage

Large
Entity
Fee

Small
Entity
Fee*
 

Micro
Entity
Fee*

Pending Fees

Large Entity Small
Entity
Micro
Entity
 

Basic Filing Fee

           
1.492(a) Basic National Stage Fee 280 140 70      
 

Fees in addition to Basic Fee

           
1.492(b)(4) National Stage Search Fee (other - i.e. if none of the exceptions below apply) 600 300 150      
  - Search fee if USPTO issued IPER saying novelty, inventive step (nonobviousness) and industrial applicability have been satisfied for all claims entering the National Stage  0 0 0      
1.492(b)(2)  - Search fee if USPTO was ISA and Int'l Search fee paid 120 60 30      
1.492(b)(3)  - Search fee if USPTO not ISA, but Int'l Search Report is provided to USPTO no later than time at which search fee is paid 600 300 150      
1.492(c)(2) National Stage Examination Fee 720 360 180      
1.492(c)(1)  - Exam fee if USPTO issued IPER saying novelty, inventive step (nonobviousness) and industrial applicability have been satisfied for all claims entering the National Stage  0 0 0      

1.492(d)

Claims - Extra Independent (Over 3)

420 210 105      

1.492(e)

Claims - Extra Total (Over 20)

80 40 20      

1.492(f)

Claims - if application has any multiple dependent claim (also affects total fee calculation)

780 390 195      

1.492(e)

Surcharge - Oath or Declaration filed after 30 months from priority date

140 70 35      

1.492(f)

English Translation filed after 30 Months from priority date (large or small entity)

140 70 35      
1.492(j) Extra pages - for each 50 sheets over 100 400 200 100      
1.445(a)(1)(ii) Non-electronic filing fee (additional fee for applications filed on paper) (no micro entity discount)

400

200 200      
               

For information on which fees need to be paid to file an International Stage application, see the note below. 

PCT Fees - to WIPO or EPO

Large
Entity
Fee

Small
Entity
Fee*
 

Micro
Entity
Fee*

Pending fees

Large Small Micro
PCT-WIPO Basic application fee (up to 30 pages)# 1,367 n/a n/a      
  Basic application fee (up to 30 pages) filed on paper with PCT-EASY zip file# 1,264 n/a n/a      
  Basic application fee if application is filed electronically with PCT-EASY zip file# 1,161 n/a n/a      
PCT-WIPO Basic supplemental fee (each page over 30)#            
PCT-WIPO Handling Fee (Chapter II)# 206 n/a n/a      
PCT-WIPO International CD Application# 5,200 n/a n/a      
  Fee for requesting restoration of the right of priority (unintentional only) (No Micro Entity discount as of Dec. 18, 2013) 1,700 850 n/a      
# - Note: These fees are actually paid by the USPTO to WIPO or EPO in Swiss Francs, and therefore they will change from time to time based on the fluctuations in the exchange rate. Treat these dollar amounts as estimates only, and check when paying fees as to what they actually are at that time. No small entity or micro entity discounts are applicable to WIPO or EPO fees. 

* - Small Entity and Micro Entity discounts are only available for some (not all) fees charged by USPTO. Other authorities do not offer these discounts. If the fee in the "Small Entity Fee" or "Micro Entity Fee" column is "n/a", this means that the discount is not available, and the next-larger fee must be paid.  

Note on Fees for Filing PCT Applications

Not all of the fees listed in the various PCT sections will actually be paid in any given application. When filing an International Stage PCT application in the USPTO as receiving office, at least the following fees are required:

When entering a PCT application into the National Stage in the USPTO, at least the following fees are required (from the PCT Fees - National Stage list, above):

  • Basic National Stage Fee
  • National Stage Examination Fee
  • National Stage Search Fee

Other application fees may apply, depending on the application, but these are the only ones which every PCT application filed in the USPTO will pay. Of course, the fees on this table are only the government fees. Attorney fees and expenses are in addition to these fees - for a more complete explanation, see our Patent Budget Estimator

Patent Trials and Appeals Board Fees

Large Entity
Fees

Small
Entity
Fees

Micro
Entity
Fee

Pending Fees

Large
Entity
Small
Entity
Micro
Entity
41.20(a) Petitions to the Chief Judge under 37 CFR 41.3 400 400 400      

41.20(b)(1)

Notice of Appeal

800 400 200      

41.20(b)(2)(i)

Filing a Brief - appeal of application or Ex Parte Reexamination

0 0 0      
41.20(b)(2)(ii) Filing a Brief - appeal of Inter Partes Reexamination 2,000 1,000 500      

41.20(b)(3)

Request for Oral Hearing

1,300 650 325      
41.20(b)(4) Forwarding an appeal in an application or Ex Parte Reexamination 2,000 1,000 500      
42.15(a)(1) Inter partes review (IPR) - request fee, up to 20 claims 9,000 9,000 9,000      
42.15(a)(2) IPR - Post-institution fee, up to 15 claims 14,000 14,000 14,000      
42.15(a)(3) IPR - claims in excess of 20 for inter partes review - in addition to request fee  (per claim) 200 200 200      
42.15(a)(4) IPR - claims in excess of 15 for inter partes review - in addition to post-institution fee  (per claim) 400 400 400      
42.15(b)(1) Post-grant Review (PGR) or a covered business method (CBM) review - request fee, up to 20 claims 12,000 12,000 12,000      
42.15(b)(2) PGR or CBM - post-institution fee, up to 15 claims 18,000 18,000 18,000      
42.15(b)(3) PGR or CBM - claims in excess of 20, in addition to request fee (per claim) 250 250 250      
42.15(b)(4) PGR or CBM - claims in excess of 15, in addition to post-institution fee (per claim) 550 550 550      
42.15(c)(1) Derivation Petition 400 400 400      
42.15(d) Request to make a settlement agreement and other requests filed in a patent trial proceeding  400 400 400      

Hague Convention Fees

 
1781 Transmittal Fee 120 120 n/a      
1782 International design application fees payable to WIPO - see WIPO Fee Calculator var var n/a      
1783 Petition to convert an international design application to a design application under 35 U.S.C chapter 16 180 180 n/a      
1784/2784 Petition to excuse applicant’s failure to act within prescribed time limits in an international design application 1,700 850 n/a      

Notes: 

The preceding table was taken from information supplied by the USPTO web site. Additional legal and handling fees may apply for preparing and processing paperwork for payment of these fees.

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