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USPTO To Raise Patent Fees On Oct. 1

Law360 (August 30, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will raise its patent fees modestly from Oct. 1, the agency said.

The fee increase simply reflects an inflationary increase that is reflected in the consumer price index, the USPTO said.

Under the new fee schedule, filing a non-provisional patent application will be charged a fee of $790, up from the current $770, plus $88 per each extra independent claim (up from $86).

The patent issue fee will be $1,370 (up from $1,330). Maintenance fees will be $940 (currently $910)...
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