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Micro Entity Status

To Be or Not to Be a Micro Entity

by Baker Donelson on

When filing a patent application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), certain applicants have the option to designate “small entity status” or “micro entity status.” Claiming either small or micro...more

Financial CHOICE Act Aims to Open Capital Markets and Reduce Regulatory Burdens

On June 8, 2017, the House of Representatives passed, by a 233-186 party-line vote (with all Democrats and one Republican voting against), the Financial CHOICE Act of 2017, a bill principally designed to reverse many features...more

Startups: Patent Filing Is Cheaper Than You Think

by Revision Legal on

Filing a patent application as a startup can seem daunting and infeasible because the cost associated with obtaining a patent is so high. For most startups money is tight, and spending money on something as intangible as...more

Hot List – What’s Happening in the California Legislature 4/17-4/21

by Fisher Phillips on

Our weekly California Legislature “hot list” provides you with a preview of the bills that are up (as well as other important legislative action) the following week...more

SEC Takes Action Because Issuer Did Not Effect A Public Offering

by Allen Matkins on

Until the addition of paragraph (c) to Rule 506 three years ago, securities lawyers spent a lot of time advising their clients on how to avoid a public offering of their securities. Thus, I found it somewhat ironic to read...more

European Commission proposes simplified VAT rules for e-commerce supplies

by DLA Piper on

On 1 December 2016, the European Commission unveiled plans to simplify the VAT rules for cross-border online sales (e-commerce). The Commission's proposal will make it easier for online businesses to access markets in (other)...more

A Long Road Ahead: A Solo Entrepreneur's Perspective on the USPTO’s Roundtable I - Subject Matter Eligibility Guidelines

by Fenwick & West LLP on

I am a solo entrepreneur. After twenty plus years in industry, I decided to take the risk and start my own business using my own capital. In the parlance of the law I am considered, almost affectionately, a micro-entity. ...more

The Practical Need for Managers of Micro Captives and the Allure of 'Off Label' Uses

by Carlton Fields on

Every tax season, the Internal Revenue Service releases a “Dirty Dozen” list of schemes that it considers abusive and widespread enough to present a systemic threat to its enforcement of the tax laws. This year’s list...more

FOS issues micro-enterprises review

by Dentons on

FOS has published an insight briefing reviewing the complaints it has received from “micro-enterprises” in connection with financial services. The review examines the types of “micro-enterprise” approaching FOS and the types...more

Congress Continues to Promote Patent Reform Efforts

In recent years, Congress has devoted a great deal of attention to patent reform. Those efforts led in 2011 to passage of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA), which was the most extensive revision of the patent laws in...more

Senate Bill Provides Path for Universities to Claim Micro-Entity Status

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

The America Invents Act (AIA) provided the ability for certain patent applicants to pay significantly reduced government fees that are 75 percent less than the standard fees, if they qualify as “micro entities.” The AIA also...more

STRONG Patents Act Would Fix Micro Entity Gap

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Senator Coons (D-Del) has introduced patent reform legislation that is similar to but different from the Goodlatte Innovation Act pending in the House. One section of S. 632 that does not have a parallel in H.R. 9 relates to...more

SEC Continues to Focus on Microcap Fraud

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Microcap fraud is a continuing enforcement priority for the SEC. Last week, for example, the Commission brought an action centered on what would have been a pump and dump scheme but for the fact that the shell company was...more

U.S. Patent "Micro-Entity" Rules & Other Cost Savings Strategies: Do You qualify for 75% Off Your U.S. Patent Filing Costs?

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The short answer is that a company or individual who already is qualified as a small entity (which entitles you to 50% off U.S. patent filing costs) may also qualify under the final rules issued by the Patent Office for...more

MBHB Snippets: Review of Developments in Intellectual Property Law - Spring 2013 - Volume 11, Issue 2: Implementing the New Micro...

As part of new rules introduced by the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA), a new section that defines a “micro entity” was added to Title 35 of the United States Code. As a subset of small entity status, micro entity...more

MBHB Snippets: Review of Developments in Intellectual Property Law - Spring 2013 - Volume 11, Issue 2

In This Issue: Comments on New AIA Rules; Implementing the New Micro Entity Status at the U.S. Patent Office; Obama Administration Focuses on Chinese Trade Secret Misappropriation; and Tiffany & Co. v. Costco Wholesale...more

Legal Alert: A Little Rule With Big Implications: USPTO Implements New Fee Schedule Including a 75% Reduction in Patent Fees for...

On March 19, 2013, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) implemented a new fee schedule as authorized by the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (Act). Among numerous changes in the fees for patent services...more

The America Invents Act

As we advised previously, on September 16, 2011, the President signed the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, the most comprehensive overhaul of the U.S. patent system in more than 60 years. Most of the changes required by the...more

USPTO Publishes Final Micro Entity Rules

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The USPTO has published final rules governing the new Micro Entity status that will permit certain patent applicants to pay certain patent fees at a 75% reduced rate....more

USPTO Issues Final Rule Implementing Micro Entity Status

Last week, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a notice in the Federal Register (77 Fed. Reg. 75019) issuing the Office's final rule implementing the micro entity provision of § 10 of the Leahy-Smith America...more

Final Rules for Changes to Implement Micro Entity Status for Paying Patent Fees

Yesterday, the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued its final rules for Changes to Implement Micro Entity Status for Paying Patent Fees. The rules provide for the filing of a certificate of micro entity status...more

Entity Size Determination at the USPTO

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

Determination of an entity’s size (e.g., small, micro or standard) at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is an important issue that affects budgets and dictates the applicable fee schedules at the USPTO....more

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