February 25, 2013
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently published its new schedule of fees. This fee schedule provides for reduced fees for applicants who claim small entity status and even lower fees for so-called "micro entities." Most of the new fees become effective on March 19, 2013; the remaining fees become effective January 1, 2014.
The fee schedule, and a comparison of the fees with existing USPTO fees where applicable, can be accessed here.
For more information, please contact Fitch Even partner Thomas F. Lebens.
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