USPTO於2014年元旦將減少部分官費

[袁丹吉]

雖然美國聯邦政府大部分的部門都因為國會不願為全民健保撥款而導致關門,美國的專利局十月二日還是照常工作,而且還公佈了將在明年一月一日對部分專利官費減少,或減免(電子登記轉讓書將不再收費了)的公佈。 以下是新官費:

Patent Post-Allowance Fees

  • 1501/2501/3501: Utility issue fee – fee decrease from $1,780/$890/$445 to $960/$480/$240.
  • 1511/2511/3511: Reissue issue fee – fee decrease from $1,780/$890/$445 to $960/$480/$240.
  • 1502/2502/3502: Design issue fee – fee decrease from $1,020/$510/$255 to $560/$280/$140.
  • 1503/2503/3503: Plant issue fee – fee decrease from $1,400/$700/$350 to $760/$380/$190.
  • 1504: Publication fee for early, voluntary, or normal publication – fee decrease from $300 to $0.

PCT Fees – International Stage

  • 2601/3601: Transmittal fee – new small/micro entity fee of $120/$60.
  • 2602/3602: Search fee - regardless of whether there is a corresponding application (see 35 U.S.C. 361(d) and PCT Rule 16) – new small/micro entity fee of $1,040/$520.
  • 2604/3604: Supplemental search fee when required, per additional invention – new small/micro entity fee of $1,040/$520.
  • 2621/3621: Transmitting application to Intl. Bureau to act as receiving office – new small/micro entity fee of $120/$60.
  • 2605/3605: Preliminary examination fee - U.S. was the ISA – new small/micro entity fee of $300/$150.
  • 1606: Preliminary examination fee - U.S. was not the ISA – fee increase from $750 to $760.
  • 2606/3606: Preliminary examination fee - U.S. was not the ISA – new small/micro entity fee of $380/$190.
  • 2607/3607: Supplemental examination fee per additional invention – new small/micro entity fee of $300/$150.
  • 2619/3619: Late payment fee – new small/micro entity fee of variable.

Patent Service Fees

  • 8021: Recording each patent assignment, agreement or other paper, per property – if submitted electronically – fee decrease from $40 to $0.(If not submitted electronically, the fee amount remains $40.)

出處:http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/ac/qs/ope/fee031913.htm

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