Link to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) website

UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE Effective January 1, 2014

http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/ac/qs/ope/fee010114.htm

 

You should always check with the USPTO for the current fee schedule prior to filing a patent application.

 

USPTO Inventors Assistance Center (IAC)

(571) 272-1000 or (800) 786-9199.

 

Small Entity

A small entity is any legal entity that employs less than 500 people and a large entity is any legal entity that employs 500 or more people, including part-time workers, on average.  Not for profit organizations may be eligible for small entity status.

 

Micro Entity

A micro entity must qualify as a small entity. In addition;

has not been named as an inventor on more than 4 previously filed patent applications;

did not, in the calendar year preceding the calendar year in which the applicable fee is paid, have a gross income exceeding 3 times the median household income;

and has not assigned, granted, or conveyed (and is not under obligation to do so) a license or other ownership interest in the application concerned to an entity that, in the calendar year preceding the calendar year in which the applicable fee is paid, had a gross income exceeding 3 times the median household income.

 

At this time the USPTO may not offer the micro entity discount (75%) on any fees. As provided for in the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (Public Law 112-29) these fees will be adjusted under the fee setting authority provided for in Section 10 of the AIA.  The AIA continues to provide a small entity discount (50%) under 35 U.S. C. § 41(h)(1).

 


 

 

Fee Schedule Abbreviated Summary (Utility, non-provisional applications)

 

Fee Code

Description

Fee

Large Entity

Small Entity

Micro Entity

Utility

 

 

 

 

1011/2011/3011

Basic filing fee - Utility

280.00

140.00

70.00

1090/2090

Non-electronic filing fee — Utility *1

400.00

200.00

200.00

1111/2111/3111

Utility Search Fee

600.00

300.00

150.00

1311/2311/3311

Utility Examination Fee

720.00

360.00

180.00

 

Filing Fees total

$ 2000.00

$ 1000.00

$ 600.00

 

 

 

 

 

Ref. 4011

Basic filing fee savings (EFS-Web) *2

Non-electronic filing fee savings *1

n/a

-400.00

-70.00

-200.00

n/a

-200.00

1202/2202/3202

Claims in excess of 20

80.00

40.00

20.00

1081/2081/3081

Utility Application Size Fee - for each additional 50 sheets that exceeds 100 sheets

400.00

200.00

100.00

*1The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act provides that an additional fee of $400 ($200 for a small entity) for Utility Patent Applications not filed by electronic means

*2 Small Entity basic filing fee for Utility Patent Applications filed electronically is $70.00 (a savings of $70.00)

 

 


 

Fee Schedule Abbreviated Summary (Provisional applications)

 

Fee Code

Description

Fee

Large Entity

Small Entity

Micro Entity

Provisional

 

 

 

 

1005/2005/3005

Provisional application filing fee

260.00

130.00

65.00

1807

Processing fee for provisional applications

50.00

50.00

50.00

 

Filing Fees total

$ 310.00

$ 180.00

$ 115.00

 

 

 

 

 

1085/2085/3085

Provisional Application Size Fee - for each additional 50 sheets that exceeds 100 sheets

400.00

200.00

100.00

 

 


Fee Schedule Abbreviated Summary (Design applications)

 

Fee Code

Description

Fee

Large Entity

Small Entity

Micro Entity

Utility

 

 

 

 

1012/2012/3012

Basic filing fee - Design

180.00

90.00

45.00

1112/2112/3112

Design Search Fee

120.00

60.00

30.00

1312/2312/3312

Design Examination Fee

460.00

230.00

115.00

 

Filing Fees total

$ 760.00

$ 380.00

$ 190.00

 

 

 

 

 

1082/2082/3082

Design Application Size Fee - for each additional 50 sheets that exceeds 100 sheets

400.00

200.00

100.00

 

 


The following is a procedure for changing the USPTO fee schedule that PatentEase uses to estimate the patent application filing fee.

 

From the main PatentEase screen select “Options…” from the Tools pull down menu.  This will display the Options dialog.

 

 

 

On the Options dialog window select (click) the “PTO” tab.  The PTO tab contains the USPTO patent application filing “Fees”.  PatentEase uses the entered information to estimate filing fees; the applicant is ultimately responsible for verifying the current USPTO fee schedule and calculating filing fees.

 


Utility Patent Application Fees

 

The fees for a small entity to file a Utility Patent Application effective January 1, 2014:

 

2011         $ 140.00        Basic filing fee - Utility

2090         $ 200.00        Non-electronic filing fee - Utility

2111         $ 300.00        Utility Search Fee

2311         $ 360.00        Utility Examination Fee

 

Total => PatentEase PTO; Full Utility; Fees; Basic filing Fee: $ 1000.00

 

2202           $ 40.00        Claims in excess of twenty

 

Total=> PatentEase PTO; Full Utility; Fees; Extra Claims:      $ 40.00

 

 

The fees for a large entity to file a Utility Patent Application effective January 1, 2014:

 

1011         $ 280.00        Basic filing fee – Utility

1090         $ 400.00        Non-electronic filing fee - Utility

1111         $ 600.00        Utility Search Fee

1311         $ 720.00        Utility Examination Fee

 

Total => PatentEase PTO; Full Utility; Fees; Basic filing Fee: $ 2000.00

 

1202           $ 80.00        Claims in excess of twenty

 

Total=> PatentEase PTO; Full Utility; Fees; Extra Claims:      $ 80.00

 

 

Update the “Fees” information by overwriting the “Basic filing fee”, “Extra Claims”, and “Fee Schedule” fields on the PTO/Full Utility tab.

 


Provisional Application Fees

 

The fees for a small entity to file a Provisional Application effective January 1, 2014:

 

2005         $ 130.00        Provisional application filing fee

1807           $ 50.00        Processing fee for provisional applications

 

 

Total => PatentEase PTO; Provisional; Fees; Filing Fee:       $ 180.00

 

 

The fees for a large entity to file a Provisional Application effective January 1, 2014:

 

1005         $ 260.00        Provisional application filing fee

1807           $ 50.00        Processing fee for provisional applications

 

Total => PatentEase PTO; Provisional; Fees; Filing Fee:       $ 310.00

 

Update the “Fees” information by overwriting the “Filing fee”, and “Fee Schedule” fields on the PTO/Provisional tab.

 

 


Design Patent Application Fees

 

The fees for a small entity to file a Design Patent Application effective January 1, 2014:

 

2012           $ 90.00        Basic filing fee - Design

2112           $ 60.00        Design Search Fee

2312         $ 230.00        Design Examination Fee

 

Total => PatentEase PTO; Design; Fees; Filing Fee:            $ 380.00

 

 

The fees for a large entity to file a Utility Patent Application effective January 1, 2014:

 

1012         $ 180.00        Basic filing fee - Design

1112         $ 120.00        Design Search Fee

1312         $ 460.00        Design Examination Fee

 

Total => PatentEase PTO; Design; Fees; Filing Fee:            $ 760.00

 

Update the “Fees” information by overwriting the “Filing fee”, and “Fee Schedule” fields on the PTO/Design tab.