Starting from January 16, 2018, the official fees of the U.S. Trademark and Patent Office will rise!

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Author: Wayne Intellectual Property

Source: Wayne Intellectual Property

Release time:2017-12-15

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     Before Thanksgiving, the U.S. Congress was trying to pass a reform bill to reduce corporate taxes, but the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office did the opposite.Month 14The new official fee will be further increased in 2018.It was implemented on January 16. Based on the different types of U.S. patents, the different stages of patent applications, and the main cost items related to Chinese applicants, this article has compiled the latest official fee form of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for easy access.

1, U.S. invention patents (fees for large entities, for example, small entities are 50% of large entities, micro-entities are 25% of large entities),A:The fee increase for the application phase is shown in the table below:

 

          B:The costs of the review phase and the authorization phase are shown in the table below:

 

2, U.S. appearance patents (fees for large entities, for example, small entities are 50% of large entities., micro-entities are 25% of large entities)

3, the United States re-patent (fees for large entities, for example, small entity fees are 50% of large entities, micro-entities are 25% of large entities)

4Cost of review stage:

The following major cost changes can be seen from the above table:

1.The largest part of the increase in official fees is third-party review and post-authorization review.

2.The official fees for appearance patents have increased significantly.

3.Submit IDSThe increase in official fees is large.

For biological companies, the following cost changes are particularly important to note:

If you submit 300-800MBThe sequence of official fees increased from zero to 1000.US Dollars;

If you submit 800MBIn the above sequence, the official fee increases from zero to 10000.S. dollars.

Does the significant increase in third-party review and post-grant review fees mean that the U.S. patent licensing rate will increase in the future? So the adjustment of U.S. official fees is mixed news for Chinese applicants.