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Client Alert: USPTO to Delay the Effective Date of the Non-DOCX Filing Fee

November 19, 2021

On November 19, 2021, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued a final rule that will delay an additional fee for nonprovisional utility patent applications, including any continuing applications, not filed in DOCX format. Through this ruling, the USPTO is delaying the effective date of this fee until January 1, 2023.  

Cantor Colburn has substantial experience representing clients in patent matters in virtually all technologies. Please contact David Bomzer, at and +1 (860) 286-2929, ext. 1317 or your Cantor Colburn attorney with any questions you may have regarding this matter and your IP in general. Maggie Russell contributed to this article.

Please note that each situation has its own unique circumstances and ramifications. This Client Alert is for informational purposes only and is not legal advice.

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