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U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Proposes Fee Reductions

The USPTO has proposed a reduction in some of its fees for electronically filing trademark applications and renewing registrations. The reduced fees would become effective January 2015 and are as follows...more

Recent Copyright And Trademark Administrative Developments

Some recent administrative developments may be of interest to copyright and trademark practitioners: Copyright Fees - Effective May 1, 2014, the U.S. Copyright Office has amended its registration fee schedule. This...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

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 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 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

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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