America Invents Act: Increases in US Patent Office Fees

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Our most recent news bulletin reported on the forthcoming changes to U.S. Patent Law and focused on substantive law changes. The America Invents Act also includes provisions regarding the fees charged by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Sections 10 and 11 of the new law in addition to transferring fee-setting authority to the Director of the Patent and Trademark Office make some changes in fees that will come into effect ten (10) days after the President signs the new law. Those who claim to know say that signature will probably occur this coming Thursday, September 15. The fee changes that will come into effect ten days after this are as follows...

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