The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is proposing a restructure and significant increase in fees and the fee structure. If this proposal goes through, you’ll see the following increases in January of 2025.
We are likely to see increased fees for filing new applications, extra claim fees, increased fees for cited references above a certain limit, a brand-new fee for filing an After Final Consideration Pilot (AFCP 2.0) request, increases in Requests for Continued Examination (RCE), new fee structures based on priority dates, and a new fee structure for filing terminal disclaimers. Finally, the USPTO is looking to increase trial fees by up to 25%.
If you’re looking to get your patent through, contact us to take advantage of the current rates before the increase. Call KB&A at 801-994-4646 or email at email@example.com
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