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US PTO Fee Schedule
Utility and Provisional Applications ...                              (Updated 4/06)

Fee Code 37 CFR Description Fee Small Entity Fee
(if applicable)
Patent Application Filing Fees
1011/2011 1.16(a)(1) Basic filing fee - Utility
filed on or after December 8, 2004
300.00 150.00
4011* 1.16(a)(1) Basic filing fee - Utility (electronic filing for small entities)
filed on or after December 8, 2004
n/a 75.00
1001/2001 1.16(a)(2) Basic filing fee - Utility
filed before December 8, 2004
790.00 395.00
1201/2201 1.16(h) Independent claims in excess of three 200.00 100.00
1202/2202 1.16(i) Claims in excess of twenty 50.00 25.00
1203/2203 1.16(j) Multiple dependent claim 360.00 180.00
1051/2051 1.16(f) Surcharge - Late filing fee, search fee, examination fee or oath or declaration 130.00 65.00
1081/2081 1.16(s) Utility Application Size Fee - for each additional 50 sheets that exceeds 100 sheets 250.00 125.00
1012/2012 1.16(b)(1) Basic filing fee - Design
filed on or after December 8, 2004
200.00 100.00
1002/2002 1.16(b)(2) Basic filing fee - Design
filed before December 8, 2004
350.00 175.00
1017/2017 1.16(b)(1) Basic filing fee - Design (CPA)
filed on or after December 8, 2004
200.00 100.00
1007/2007 1.16(b)(2) Basic filing fee - Design (CPA)
filed before December 8, 2004
350.00 175.00
1082/2082 1.16(s) Design Application Size Fee - for each additional 50 sheets that exceeds 100 sheets 250.00 125.00
1013/2013 1.16(c)(1) Basic filing fee - Plant
filed on or after December 8, 2004
200.00 100.00
1003/2003 1.16(c)(2) Basic filing fee - Plant
filed before December 8, 2004
550.00 275.00
1083/2083 1.16(s) Plant Application Size Fee - for each additional 50 sheets that exceeds 100 sheets 250.00 125.00
1014/2014 1.16(e)(1) Basic filing fee - Reissue
filed on or after December 8, 2004
300.00 150.00
1004/2004 1.16(e)(2) Basic filing fee - Reissue
filed before December 8, 2004
790.00 395.00
1019/2019 1.16(e)(1) Basic filing fee - Design Reissue (CPA)
filed on or after December 8, 2004
300.00 150.00
1009/2009 1.16(e)(2) Basic filing fee - Design Reissue (CPA)
filed before December 8, 2004
790.00 395.00
1204/2204 1.16(h) Reissue independent claims in excess of three 200.00 100.00
1205/2205 1.16(i) Reissue claims in excess of twenty 50.00 25.00
1084/2084 1.16(s) Reissue Application Size Fee - for each additional 50 sheets that exceeds 100 sheets 250.00 125.00
1005/2005 1.16(d) Provisional application filing fee 200.00 100.00
1085/2085 1.16(s) Provisional Application Size Fee - for each additional 50 sheets that exceeds 100 sheets 250.00 125.00
1052/2052 1.16(g) Surcharge - Late provisional filing fee or cover sheet 50.00 25.00
1053 1.17(i) Non-English specification 130.00  

* The 4000 series fee code may be used via EFS at http://www.uspto.gov/ebc/efs/index.html

 Patent Search Fees
1111/2111 1.16(k) Utility Search Fee 500.00 250.00
1112/2112 1.16(l) Design Search Fee 100.00 50.00
1113/2113 1.16(m) Plant Search Fee 300.00 150.00
1114/2114 1.16(n) Reissue Search Fee 500.00 250.00
 Patent Examination Fees
1311/2311 1.16(o) Utility Examination Fee 200.00 100.00
1312/2312 1.16(p) Design Examination Fee 130.00 65.00
1313/2313 1.16(q) Plant Examination Fee 160.00 80.00
1314/2314 1.16(r) Reissue Examination Fee 600.00 300.00
 Patent Post-Allowance Fees
1501/2501 1.18(a) Utility issue fee 1,400.00 700.00
1502/2502 1.18(b) Design issue fee 800.00 400.00
1503/2503 1.18(c) Plant issue fee 1,100.00 550.00
1511/2511 1.18(a) Reissue issue fee 1,400.00 700.00
1504 1.18(d) Publication fee for early, voluntary, or normal publication 300.00  
1505 1.18(d) Publication fee for republication 300.00  
 Patent Maintenance Fees
1551/2551 1.20(e) Due at 3.5 years 900.00 450.00
1552/2552 1.20(f) Due at 7.5 years 2,300.00 1,150.00
1553/2553 1.20(g) Due at 11.5 years 3,800.00 1,900.00
1554/2554 1.20(h) Surcharge - 3.5 year - Late payment within 6 months 130.00 65.00
1555/2555 1.20(h) Surcharge - 7.5 year - Late payment within 6 months 130.00 65.00
1556/2556 1.20(h) Surcharge - 11.5 year - Late payment within 6 months 130.00 65.00
1557 1.20(i)(1) Surcharge after expiration - Late payment is unavoidable 700.00  
1558 1.20(i)(2) Surcharge after expiration - Late payment is unintentional 1,640.00  
 Miscellaneous Patent Fees
1801/2801 1.17(e) Request for continued examination (RCE) (see 37 CFR 1.114) 790.00 395.00
1808 1.17(i) Processing fee, except in provisional applications 130.00  
1803 1.17(i) Request for voluntary publication or republication 130.00  
1802 1.17(k) Request for expedited examination of a design application 900.00  
1804 1.17(n) Request for publication of SIR - Prior to examiner’s action 920.00*  
1805 1.17(o) Request for publication of SIR - After examiner’s action 1,840.00*  
1806 1.17(p) Submission of an Information Disclosure Statement 180.00  
1807 1.17(q) Processing fee for provisional applications 50.00  
1809/2809 1.17(r) Filing a submission after final rejection (see 37 CFR 1.129(a)) 790.00 395.00
1810/2810 1.17(s) For each additional invention to be examined (see 37 CFR 1.129(b)) 790.00 395.00

* Reduced by basic filing fee paid.

 Post Issuance Fees
1811 1.20(a) Certificate of correction 100.00  
1812 1.20(c)(1) Request for ex parte reexamination 2,520.00  
1813 1.20(c)(2) Request for inter partes reexamination 8,800.00  
1821/2821 1.20(c)(3) Reexamination independent claims in excess of three 200.00 100.00
1822/2822 1.20(c)(4) Reexamination claims in excess of twenty 50.00 25.00
1814/2814 1.20(d) Statutory disclaimer 130.00 65.00
 Patent Extension of Time Fees
1251/2251 1.17(a)(1) Extension for response within first month 120.00 60.00
1252/2252 1.17(a)(2) Extension for response within second month 450.00 225.00
1253/2253 1.17(a)(3) Extension for response within third month 1,020.00 510.00
1254/2254 1.17(a)(4) Extension for response within fourth month 1,590.00 795.00
1255/2255 1.17(a)(5) Extension for response within fifth month 2,160.00 1,080.00
 Patent Appeals/Interference Fees
1401/2401 41.20(b)(1) Notice of appeal 500.00 250.00
1402/2402 41.20(b)(2) Filing a brief in support of an appeal 500.00 250.00
1403/2403 41.20(b)(3) Request for oral hearing 1,000.00 500.00
 Patent Petition Fees
1462 1.17(f) Petitions requiring the petition fee set forth in 37 CFR 1.17(f) (Group I) 400.00  
1463 1.17(g) Petitions requiring the petition fee set forth in 37 CFR 1.17(g) (Group II) 200.00  
1464 1.17(h) Petitions requiring the petition fee set forth in 37 CFR 1.17(h) (Group III) 130.00  
1451 1.17(j) Petition to institute a public use proceeding 1,510.00  
1452/2452 1.17(l) Petition to revive unavoidably abandoned application 500.00 250.00
1453/2453 1.17(m) Petition to revive unintentionally abandoned application 1,500.00 750.00
1454 1.17(t) Acceptance of an unintentionally delayed claim for priority 1,370.00  
1455 1.18(e) Filing an application for patent term adjustment 200.00  
1456 1.18(f) Request for reinstatement of term reduced 400.00  
1457 1.20(j)(1) Extension of term of patent 1,120.00  
1458 1.20(j)(2) Initial application for interim extension (see 37 CFR 1.790) 420.00  
1459 1.20(j)(3) Subsequent application for interim extension (see 37 CFR 1.790) 220.00