Patent Office Fees Change

We made it through the Mayan apocalypse, and to reward us, the USPTO has raised some of its fees. Beginning January 1, 2013, fees due to foreign offices under the PCT system will change according to:

    • 1701 – International filing fee (first 30 pages – filed in paper with PCT EASY zip file or electronically without PCT EASY zip file) – fee increase from $1,254 to $1,312
    • 1710 – International filing fee (first 30 pages) – filed electronically with PCT Easy zip file – fee increase from $1,152 to $1,206
    • 1702 – International filing fee (first 30 pages) – fee increase from $1,356 to $1,419
    • 1703 – Supplemental fee (for each page over 30) – fee increase from $15 to $16
    • 1704 – International Search (EPO) – fee decrease from $2,426 to $2,419
    • 1712 – International Search (IPAU) – fee increase from $2,254 to $2,282
    • 1709 – International Search (KIPO) – fee increase from $1,101 to $1,167
    • 1714 – International Search (Rospatent) – fee increase from $211 to $217
    • 1705 – Handling Fee – fee increase from $204 to $213
    • 1706 – Handling Fee – 90% reduction, if applicants meets certain criteria – fee increase from $20.40 to $21.30

 

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