Have you looked over the USPTO’s proposed fee increases yet (which were submitted in accordance with the Leahy‐Smith America Invents Act)?
Wow. Check out these changes:
- Design patent application filing/examination/search fees increase from $530 to $1180.
- RCE filing fee increasing from $930 to $1700.
- Total maintenance fees (combined 4, 8 and 12 year) increase from $8710 to $12,800.
- Notice of Appeal increase from $620 to $1500.