USPTO Fees:

The right column indicating the USPTO Fees includes links to the USPTO's current Fee Schedule for regular entities, small entities, and micro entities. The Fee Schedule reflects the Revised Fee Schedule effective March 19, 2013.



Activity

USPTO Fees

Provisional Patent Application (PPA)

Non-Provisional U.S. Utility Patent Application (NPA)

 Include:

  1. Basic Filing Fee - Utility;
  2. Utility Search Fee; and
  3. Utility Examination Fee.

International (PCT) Patent Application

Each response to USPTO action

No Fee

 RCE (with or without an Amendment)

Appeal final rejection by Examiner.  

Petition to the Commissioner

U.S. design patent application

Include:

  1. Basic Filing Fee - Design;
  2. Design Search Fee; and
  3. Design Examination Fee.

U.S. plant patent application


Include:

  1. Basic Filing Fee - Plant;
  2. Plant Search Fee; and
  3. Plant Examination Fee.

Prepare patent for issue

Include:

  1. Issue Fee; and
  2. Publication fee.

Maintenance Fees