USPTO FEES EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 2, 2020

Below are the USPTO fees for U.S. patent applications and patents.  The fees below do not include patent attorney fees.  To determine if you are a Large Entity, Small Entity or Micro Entity, see our Small Entity, Micro Entity vs. Large Entity section.  This is only a partial listing of many common U.S. Patent Office fees (see Complete USPTO Fees Here).

A.  Patent Filing Fees.

1.  Original Patent Filing Fees (Base Fees).

Patent Application Filing Fees Large Entity Small Entity Micro Entity
Provisional Filing Fee $300 $150 $75
Utility Filing Fee (Non-Provisional) $1,820 $830 $455
Design Filing Fee $1,020 $510 $255
Reissue Filing Fee $3,340 $1,670 $835

 
2.  Additional Patent Filing Fees (If Applicable).

Additional Patent Filing Fees Large Entity Small Entity Micro Entity
Claims in Excess of 20 (Per Extra Claim) $100 $50 $25
Independent Claims in Excess of 3 $480 $240 $120
Petition to Make Special $140 $70 $35
Accelerated Examination $140 $70 $35
Prioritized Examination $4,200 $2,100 $1,050
Publication Fee – Early, Voluntary or Normal (37 CFR 1.18(d)(1)) $0 $0 $0
Other Publication Processing Fee (37 CFR 1.17(i)(2)) $140 $140 $140
Surcharge for Late Filing of Fee or Oath $160 $80 $40
Recording a Patent Assignment $0 $0 $0


B.  Patent Prosecution Fees.

1.  Extension of Time Fees for Response to Office Action.

Extension of Time Fees Large Entity Small Entity Micro Entity
One Month Extension $220 $110 $55
Two Month Extension $640 $320 $160
Three Month Extension $1,480 $740 $370
Four Month Extension (if allowed) $2,320 $1,160 $580
Fifth Month Extension (if allowed) $3,160 $1,580 $790

2.  Request for Continued Examination (RCE).

RCE Fees Large Entity Small Entity Micro Entity
Request for Continued Examination (1st) $1,360 $680 $340
Request for Continued Examination (2nd+) $2,000 $1,000 $500


C.  Patent Issue Fees.

Patent Issue Fees Large Entity Small Entity Micro Entity
Utility Issue Fee $1,200 $600 $300
Design Issue Fee $740 $370 $185
Reissue Issue Fee $1,200 $600 $300

 
D.  Petition to Revive Abandoned Patent Application

Revive Abandoned Application Fees Large Entity Small Entity Micro Entity
Unavoidable Abandonment $0 $0 $0
Unintentional Abandonment $2,100 $1,050 $525


E.  Patent Maintenance Fees.

1.  Patent Maintenance Fees (If Timely Paid).

Patent Maintenance Fees Large Entity Small Entity Micro Entity
1st Maintenance Fee (3.5 Years) $2,000 $1,000 $500
2nd Maintenance Fee (7.5 Years) $3,760 $1,880 $940
3rd Maintenance Fee (11.5 Years) $7,700 $3,850 $1,925


2.  Additional Fees if Not Timely Paid.

Additional Patent Maintenance Fees Large Entity Small Entity Micro Entity
Surcharge (Late Payment within 6 Months) $500 $250 $125
Surcharge After Expiration (Unavoidable) $0 $0 $0
Surcharge After Expiration (Unintentional) $2,100 $1,050 $525