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:

  • USPTO Fee changes: Fees increased effective January 16, 2018
  • PCT Fee Changes:
    • Some International Stage and National Stage fees changed January 16, 2018
    • PCT Fee for search by EPO and Rospatent changed as of December, 2017
    • PCT Fee for search by IPO Singapore changed as of November 1, 2017
    • PCT Fee for sarch by ILPO changes as of July 1, 2017
    • PCT Fees for search by JPO and KIPO changed as of March 1, 2017
    • WIPO fees and International Fees changed January 1, 2017
  • The "Large Entity Fee", "Small Entity Fee" and "Micro Entity Fee" columns on this page incorporate changes to USPTO fees which became effective through the last update of this page - changes which have been announced, but are not yet effective, are listed in the "pending fees" columns. Upcoming changes will be incorporated as they are announced. 
  • See this page on our website for instructions on how to decide if you are entitled to small entity or micro-entity fees. 

 

DESCRIPTION

Large
Entity
Fee

Small
Entity
Fee
Micro
Entity
Fee

Utility Application Basic Filing Fee

320 160 80
Utility Application Basic Filing Fee (Small Entity) if filed electronically n/a 80 n/a

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

480 240 120

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

100 50 25

Excess Claims: surcharge if there are any multiple dependent claims

860 430 215
Utility Application Search Fee 700 350 175
Utility Application Examination Fee 800 400 200

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

160 80 40

Surcharge - Late Provisional Filing Fee or Cover Sheet

60 30 15

Design Filing Fee or Continuing Prosecution Application (CPA)

220 110 55
Design Search Fee 160 80 40
Design Examination Fee 640 320 160

Reissue Filing Fee

320 160 80
Reissue Search Fee 700 350 175
Reissue Examination Fee 2,320 1,160 580

Plant Filing Fee

220 110 55
Plant Search Fee 440 220 110
Plant Examination Fee 660 330 165

Provisional Application Filing Fee

300 150 75
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, $420/210/105 for each additional 66 pages if there are more than 133 electronically filed pages) 
420 210 105

Extension - First Month

220 110 55

Extension - Second Month

640 320 160

Extension - Third Month

1,480 740 370

Extension - Fourth Month

2,320 1,160 580

Extension - Fifth Month

3,160 1,580 790

Request for Continued Examination (RCE) (first request)

1,360 680 340

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

2,000 1,000 500

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.

640 320 160
"Request for Prioritized Examination" (a/ka/ "Track I" or "Fast Track") of Utility Application 4,200 2,100 1,050
Request for Expedited Examination of Design Application 1,600 800 400
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.

420 210 105
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.

220 110 55

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

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

§1.52(d) Non-English Specification

140 70 35
§1.221—for requesting voluntary publication or republication of an application. 140 140 140

Petition for Revival of an Abandoned Application for a Patent, for the Delayed Payment of the Fee for Issuing Each Patent, or for the Delayed Response by the Patent Owner in any 1453/2453/3453 1.17(m) Reexamination Proceeding

2,100 1,050 525

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

260 130 65

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

50 50 50

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

880 440 220

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

880 440 220

Acceptance of Unintentionally delayed claim for priority

2,100 1,050 525

Utility or Reissue Issue Fee 

1,200 600 300

Design Issue Fee

740 370 185

Plant Issue Fee

840 420 210

Publication fee - early, voluntary or normal

0 0 0
Publication fee - republication 320 320 320

Filing Application for patent term adjustment

210 210 210

Request for reinstatement of term reduced

420 420 420

Copy of Patent or Published Patent Application

3 3 3

Plant Patent Copy in color

15 15 15

Copy of Utility Patent or SIR in Color

25 25 25

Paper Copy of Patent Application as Filed

35 35 35

Paper Copy of File Wrapper (no page limit)

290 290 290
Paper copies of documents in file, other than application, per document 25 25 25
Electronic copy of File Wrapper 60 60 60

Certified or uncertified copy of document, not otherwise provided

25 25 25

For Assignment Records, Abstract of Title and Certification

35 35 35

Library Service

50 50 50

Copy of Non-U.S. Patent Document

25 25 25

Certificate of Correction

160 160 160
Processing fee for correcting inventorship in a patent 160 160 160
Request for ex parte Reexamination - streamlined
* Micro-entity not available for third-party requestors
6,300 3,150 1,575*

Request for ex parte Reexamination - non streamlined

12,600 6,300 3,150
Reexamination - excess independent claims 480 240 120
Reexamination - excess total claims 100 50 25
Petitions in a reexamination proceeding, except for those specifically enumerated in 37 CFR 1.550(i) and 1.937(d) 2,040 1,020 510

Statutory Disclaimer note: no small or micro entity discount available

170 170 170

Maintenance Fee - 3.5 Years

2,000 1,000 500

Maintenance Fee - 7.5 Years

3,760 1,880 940

Maintenance Fee - 11.5 Years

7,700 3,850 1,925

Surcharge - Maintenance Fee - 6 Months

500 250 125

Surcharge - Maintenance After Expiration - Unintentional

2,100 1,050 525

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

1,180 1,180 1,180

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

440 440 440

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

230 230 230
Request for Supplemental Examination 4,620 2,310 1,155
Reexamination ordered as a result of Supplemental Examination 12,700 6,350 3,175
Supplemental Examination document size - nonpatent reference 21-50 sheets 180 90 45
Supplemental Examination document size - nonpatent reference >50 sheets (per 50 sheets or part thereof) 300 150 75

International Type Search Report

40 40 40

Recording Patent Assignment, Agreement or other document - submitted electronically 

0 0 0

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

50 50 50

Publication in the OG

25 25 25

Handling Fee - Incomplete Application

140 140 140
Submission of Sequence Listing of 300 MB to 800 MB 1,060 530 265
Submission of Sequence Listing of more than 800 MB 10,500 5,250 2,625
Additional Fee for Overnight Delivery 40 40 40
Additional Fee for Expedited Service 170 170 170

PCT Fees - International Stage

Large Entity
Fee

Small
Entity 
Fee*

Micro Entity
Fee*

Transmittal Fee 260 130 65

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

2,180 1,090 545

Supplemental Search (per additional invention)

2,180 1,090 545
PCT Search Fee for European Patent Office (EPO) search  2,107 2,107 2,107
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) 1,587 1,587 1,587
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)  1,003 1,003 1,003
PCT Search Fee for Israel Patent Office (ILPO) search  1,036 1,036 1,036
PCT Search Fee for Japanese Patent Office (JPO) search (note: only for "green technology") 1,457 1,457 1,457
PCT Search Fee for Russian Patent Office (Rospatent) search 537 537 537
PCT Search Fee for IP Office of Singapore (IPOS) search ( 1,622 1,622 1,622
Preliminary Exam Fee (if US was International Searching Agency) 640 320 160
Preliminary Exam Fee (if US was not ISA) 800 400 200
Supplemental Examination (per additional invention) 640 320 160
Non-electronic filing fee (additional fee for applications filed on paper) 400 200 200
Late Furnishing Fee for Providing a Sequence Listing in Response to an Invitation Under PCT Rule 13ter 320 160 80

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*

Basic Filing Fee

     
Basic National Stage Fee 320 160 80

Fees in addition to Basic Fee

     
National Stage Search Fee (other - i.e. if none of the exceptions below apply) 800 400 200
- 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
 - Search fee if USPTO was ISA and Int'l Search fee paid 140 70 35
 - 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 540 270 135
National Stage Examination Fee 800 400 200
 - 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

Claims - Extra Independent (Over 3)

480 240 120

Claims - Extra Total (Over 20)

100 50 25

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

860 430 215

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

160 80 40

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

140 70 35
Extra pages - for each 50 sheets over 100 420 210 105
Non-electronic filing fee (additional fee for applications filed on paper) 400 200 200
Fee for filing a petition to revive an international application abandoned unintentionally under 37 CFR 1.137(b) 2,100 1,050 525
Submission of Sequence Listing of 300 MB to 800 MB 1,060 530 265
Submission of Sequence Listing of more than 800 MB 10,500 5,250 2,625

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*

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
Basic supplemental fee (each page over 30)#      
Handling Fee (Chapter II)# 206 n/a n/a
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

Petitions to the Chief Judge under 37 CFR 41.3 420 420 420

Notice of Appeal

840 420 210

Filing a Brief - appeal of application or Ex Parte Reexamination

0 0 0
Filing a Brief - appeal of Inter Partes Reexamination 2,100 1,050 525

Request for Oral Hearing

1,360 680 340
Forwarding an appeal in an application or Ex Parte Reexamination
* Third-Party Filers Are Not Eligible for the Micro Entity Fee.
2,360 1,180 590*
Inter partes review (IPR) - request fee, up to 20 claims 19,000 19,000 19,000
IPR - Post-institution fee, up to 15 claims 22,500 22,500 22,500
IPR - claims in excess of 20 for inter partes review - in addition to request fee  (per claim) 375 375 375
IPR - claims in excess of 15 for inter partes review - in addition to post-institution fee  (per claim) 750 750 750
Post-grant Review (PGR) or a covered business method (CBM) review - request fee, up to 20 claims 20,000 20,000 20,000
PGR or CBM - post-institution fee, up to 15 claims 27,500 27,500 27,500
PGR or CBM - claims in excess of 20, in addition to request fee (per claim) 475 475 475
PGR or CBM - claims in excess of 15, in addition to post-institution fee (per claim) 1,050 1,050 1,050
Derivation Petition 420 420 420
Request to make a settlement agreement and other requests filed in a patent trial proceeding  420 420 420

Hague Convention Fees

Transmittal Fee 120 60 30
International design application fees payable to WIPO - see WIPO Fee Calculator var var var

Notes: 

  • For further information regarding fee amounts or to request a copy of the PTO fee schedule, please contact the USPTO General Information Services Division by phone at (800) 786-9199 [PTO-9199] or (703) 308-4357 [308-HELP], or by fax at (703) 305-7786.
  • PTO fees are subject to change. Usually, new fees take effect in the Fall, typically October-December. Be sure to check for the latest fees before filing anything. 
  • PCT fees change more or less quarterly, as exchange rates change. See note above in "PCT Fees to WIPO or EPO

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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Last updated: Fri, 18 Dec 2020