Tag Archives: USPTO

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 […]

In accordance with the temporary authority provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today further extended the time to file certain patent-related documents and to pay certain required fees. The USPTO has already extended various deadlines twice, with the latest extension expiring […]

On April 28, 2020, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced that certain patent-related documents and certain required fees could be submitted at a later time. These additional extensions apply to deadlines that would have been otherwise due between March 27 and May 31, 2020, and which are now considered timely if submitted by […]

A few weeks ago (mid-October 2019), the USPTO released an updated (view here) patent subject matter eligibility guidance (PEG) along with new examples related to personalized medicine, therapeutic methods, and pharmaceutical products.   The October update is essentially a clarification of the January 2019 guidance. This update analyzes five areas of the 35 U.S.C. §101 analysis […]

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 […]