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Client Alert: New Final Rule Set to Increase USPTO Fees in 2018

December 19, 2017

On January 16, 2018, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will require a slight increase in the fees to obtain a patent (i.e., filing, search, examination, and issue fee) relative to the current fee schedule.  Cantor Colburn's Client Alert outlines the changes. While most fees will see around a 10% increase, certain fees such as Information Disclosure Statements and Inter Partes Review petitions will see a sizable increase. 

More information about the Final Rule can be found here:

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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