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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

IP Buzz - February 2013

In this issue: - New USPTO Patent Fees Take Effect March 19, 2013 - Federal Circuit Clears a Path for Defendant Motions to Transfer with In re EMC Corp. Order - Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.: A Brief...more

USPTO Finalizes "First Inventor to File" Rules

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) finalized the rules of practice implementing the "first inventor to file" provision of the America Invents Act (AIA). The rules take effect March 16, 2013. The "first...more

March 15 and March 18 - Two Important Dates to Make a Note Of

On March 16, 2013, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is changing from a First-to-Invent system to a First-Inventor-to-File system under the America Invents Act for all patent applications that have a priority date...more

New USPTO Fees Effective March 16, 2013

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) recently revealed a revised fee schedule which changes the fees for any fee paid on or after March 19, 2013. While this is the first time the USPTO has set its own fees since...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

An Overview of the Key Substantive Changes Implemented by the Recently Enacted Amendments to the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act...

On January 14, 2013, H.R. 6621, entitled “An Act to correct and improve certain provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act and title 35, United States Code,” was signed into law. H.R. 6621 not only corrects clerical...more

New Patent Fees Finalized

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) has finalized new fees to take effect in March 2013. The PTO believes these fees will aid in reducing pendency of patent applications within the agency. The PTO is relying on...more

USPTO Finalizes New Patent Fee Schedule

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) finalized the patent fees that will take effect March 19, 2013, under the America Invents Act (AIA). Section 10 of the AIA authorizes the USPTO to set or adjust any patent...more

USPTO Announces New, Higher USPTO Patent Fees

The USPTO has published the new patent fee structure that it is implementing pursuant to its fee-setting authority under the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA)....more

USPTO Publishes Final Rule Setting Patent Fees

Last Friday, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a final rule in the Federal Register (78 Fed. Reg. 4212) setting and adjusting certain patent fees pursuant to the Office's fee-setting authority under § 10 of the...more

USPTO Publishes Final Micro Entity Rules

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

Supporting Claim Amendments Around The World – Seriously

This post takes us down a road we don’t frequently travel here at the IP Stone. So, to those who don’t consider themselves patent geeks (excluding closet patent geeks who refuse to acknowledge their true nature), my...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

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