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In the Federal Register Notice published August 3, 2020, the USPTO notified the final rule on fee changes.  This final rule is effective from October 2, 2020, except for the surcharge for non-DOCX filings, which is effective from January 1, 2022.  As detailed in the Table of Patent Fee Adjustments the final rules includes three […]

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has proposed to modify the fees associated with all aspects of patent filing and maintenance. The proposal includes an increase — by about 25% — of the petition fees and institution fees for all post-grant proceedings.  Post-Grant Proceeding Fee Increases The total fees due will bring the […]

The Senate IP subcommittee recently held three public hearings on the state of patent eligibility. It clearly appeared that relatively recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions have left companies, universities, and investors confused and unable to understand what is patentable and what is not. The consequences are very important because currently, companies are reluctant to start […]