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USPTO Patent Fees


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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DESCRIPTION

Large
Entity
Fee

Small
Entity
Fee
Micro
Entity
Fee
Pending Fees
Large
Entity
Small
Entity
Micro
Entity

Utility Application Basic Filing Fee

300 150 75      
Utility Application Basic Filing Fee (Small Entity) if filed electronically n/a 75 n/a      

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

460 230 115      

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

100 50 25      

Excess Claims: surcharge if there are any multiple dependent claims

820 410 205      
Utility Application Search Fee 660 330 165      
Utility Application Examination Fee 760 380 190      

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)

200 100 50      
Design Search Fee 160 80 40      
Design Examination Fee 600 300 150      

Reissue Filing Fee

300 150 75      
Reissue Search Fee 660 330 165      
Reissue Examination Fee 2,200 1,100 550      

Plant Filing Fee

200 100 50      
Plant Search Fee 420 210 105      
Plant Examination Fee 620 310 155      

Provisional Application Filing Fee

280 140 70      
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, $400/200/100 for each additional 66 pages if there are more than 133 electronically filed pages) 
400 200 100      

Extension - First Month

200 100 50      

Extension - Second Month

600 300 150      

Extension - Third Month

1,400 700 350      

Extension - Fourth Month

2,200 1,100 550      

Extension - Fifth Month

3,000 1,500 750      

Request for Continued Examination (RCE) (first request)

1,300 650 325      

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

1,900 950 475      

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.

600 300 150      
"Request for Prioritized Examination" (a/ka/ "Track I" or "Fast Track") of Utility Application 4,000 2,000 1,000      
Request for Expedited Examination of Design Application 900 450 225      
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.

400 200 100      
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.

200 100 50      

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 70 35      

Petition - Public Use Proceeding

           

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

2,000 1,000 500      

SIR - Prior to Examiner's Action (note: SIRs were eliminated on March 15, 2013)

n/a n/a n/a      

SIR - After Examiner's Action (note: SIRs were eliminated on March 15, 2013)

n/a n/a n/a      

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

240 120 60      

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))

840 420 210      

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

840 420 210      

Acceptance of Unintentionally delayed claim for priority

2,000 1,000 500      

Utility or Reissue Issue Fee 

1,000 500 250      

Design Issue Fee

700 350 175      

Plant Issue Fee

800 400 200      

Publication fee - early, voluntary or normal

0 0 0      
Publication fee - republication 300 300 300      

Filing Application for patent term adjustment

200 200 200      

Request for reinstatement of term reduced

400 400 400      

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)

280 280 280      
Paper copies of documents in file, other than application, per document 25 25 25      
Electronic copy of File Wrapper 55 55 55      

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

150 150 150      
Processing fee for correcting inventorship in a patent 150 150 150      
Request for ex parte Reexamination - streamlined
* Micro-entity not available for third-party requestors
6,000 3,000 1,500*      

Request for ex parte Reexamination - non streamlined

12,000 6,000 3,000      
Reexamination - excess independent claims 460 230 115      
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) 1,940 970 485      
For a Refused Request for Ex Parte Reexamination (included in the fee for 1.20(c)(1)) 3,600 1,800 900      

Statutory Disclaimer note: no small or micro entity discount available

160 160 160      

Maintenance Fee - 3.5 Years

1,600 800 400      

Maintenance Fee - 7.5 Years

3,600 1,800 900      

Maintenance Fee - 11.5 Years

7,400 3,700 1,850      

Surcharge - Maintenance Fee - 6 Months

160 80 40      

Surcharge - Maintenance After Expiration - Unintentional

2,000 1,000 500      

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

1,120 1,120 1,120      

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

420 420 420      

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

220 220 220      
Request for Supplemental Examination 4,400 2,200 1,100      
Reexamination ordered as a result of Supplemental Examination 12,100 6,050 3,025      
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) 280 140 70      

International Type Search Report

40 40 40      

Self-Service Copy Charge (per page) 

.25 .25 .25      

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

130 130 130      
Submission of Sequence Listing of 300 MB to 800 MB 1,000 500 250      
Submission of Sequence Listing of more than 800 MB 10,000 5,000 2,500      
Additional Fee for Overnight Delivery 40 40 40      
Additional Fee for Expedited Service 160 160 160      

PCT Fees - International Stage

Large Entity
Fee

Small
Entity 
Fee*

Micro Entity
Fee*

Pending fees

Large
Entity
Small
Entity
Micro
Entity
Transmittal Fee 240 120 60      

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

2,080 1,040 520      

Supplemental Search (per additional invention)

2,080 1,040 520      
PCT Search Fee for European Patent Office (EPO) search  2,238 n/a n/a      
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) 1,688 n/a n/a      
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)  1,114 n/a n/a      
PCT Search Fee for Israel Patent Office (ILPO) search  963 n/a n/a      
PCT Search Fee for Japanese Patent Office (JPO) search (note: only for "green technology") 1,372 n/a n/a      
PCT Search Fee for Russian Patent Office (Rospatent) search 698 n/a n/a      
PCT Search Fee for IP Office of Singapore (IPOS) search ( 1,645 n/a n/a      
Preliminary Exam Fee (if US was International Searching Agency) 600 300 150      
Preliminary Exam Fee (if US was not ISA) 760 380 190      
Supplemental Examination (per additional invention) 600 300 150      
Non-electronic filing fee (additional fee for applications filed on paper) (no micro entity discount) 400 200 n/a      
Late Furnishing Fee for Providing a Sequence Listing in Response to an Invitation Under PCT Rule 13ter 300 150 75      

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*

Pending Fees

Large Entity Small
Entity
Micro
Entity

Basic Filing Fee

           
Basic National Stage Fee 300 150 75      

Fees in addition to Basic Fee

           
National Stage Search Fee (other - i.e. if none of the exceptions below apply) 660 330 165      
- 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 520 260 130      
National Stage Examination Fee 760 380 190      
 - 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)

460 230 115      

Claims - Extra Total (Over 20)

100 50 25      

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

820 410 205      

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

140 70 35      

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

140 70 35      
Extra pages - for each 50 sheets over 100 400 200 100      
Non-electronic filing fee (additional fee for applications filed on paper) (no micro entity discount)

400

200 200      
Fee for filing a petition to revive an international application abandoned unintentionally under 37 CFR 1.137(b) 2,000 1,000 500      
Submission of Sequence Listing of 300 MB to 800 MB 1,000 500 250      
Submission of Sequence Listing of more than 800 MB 10,000 5,000 2,500      

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*

Pending fees

Large Small Micro
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

Pending Fees

Large
Entity
Small
Entity
Micro
Entity
Petitions to the Chief Judge under 37 CFR 41.3 400 400 400      

Notice of Appeal

800 400 200      

Filing a Brief - appeal of application or Ex Parte Reexamination

0 0 0      
Filing a Brief - appeal of Inter Partes Reexamination 2,000 1,000 500      

Request for Oral Hearing

1,300 650 325      
Forwarding an appeal in an application or Ex Parte Reexamination
* Third-Party Filers Are Not Eligible for the Micro Entity Fee.
2,240 1,120 560*      
Inter partes review (IPR) - request fee, up to 20 claims 15,500 15,500 15,500      
IPR - Post-institution fee, up to 15 claims 15,500 15,500 15,500      
IPR - claims in excess of 20 for inter partes review - in addition to request fee  (per claim) 300 300 300      
IPR - claims in excess of 15 for inter partes review - in addition to post-institution fee  (per claim) 600 600 600      
Post-grant Review (PGR) or a covered business method (CBM) review - request fee, up to 20 claims 16,000 16,000 16,000      
PGR or CBM - post-institution fee, up to 15 claims 22,000 22,000 22,000      
PGR or CBM - claims in excess of 20, in addition to request fee (per claim) 375 375 375      
PGR or CBM - claims in excess of 15, in addition to post-institution fee (per claim) 825 825 825      
Derivation Petition 400 400 400      
Request to make a settlement agreement and other requests filed in a patent trial proceeding  400 400 400      

Hague Convention Fees

 
Transmittal Fee 120 60 30      
International design application fees payable to WIPO - see WIPO Fee Calculator var var n/a      
International Design Application First Part U.S. Designation Fee 960 480 240      
(Part II Designation Fee) Issue Fee Paid Through the International Bureau in an International Design Application 700 350 175      
Petition to convert an international design application to a design application under 35 U.S.C chapter 16 180 90 45      
Petition to excuse applicant’s failure to act within prescribed time limits in an international design application 2,000 1,000 500      

Notes: 

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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