Proposed USPTO Fee Increases

Have you looked over the USPTO’s proposed fee increases yet (which were submitted in accordance with the Leahy‚ÄźSmith 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.

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