USPTO FEES EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2014

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 $260 $130 $65
Utility Filing Fee (Non-Provisional) $1,600 $730 $400
Design Filing Fee $760 $380 $190
Reissue Filing Fee $3,040 $1,520 $760

 
2.  Additional Filing Fees (If Applicable).

Claims in Excess of 20 (Per Extra Claim) $80 $40 $20
Independent Claims in Excess of 3 $420 $210 $105
Petition to Make Special $140 $70 $35
Accelerated Examination $140 $70 $35
Prioritized Examination (Does Not Include $35 USPTO Processing Fee) $4,000 $2,000 $1,000
Publication Fee – Early, Voluntary or Normal (37 CFR 1.18(d)(2)) $300 $300 $300
Other Publication Processing Fee (37 CFR 1.17(i)(2)) $130 $130 $130
Surcharge for Late Filing of Fee or Oath $140 $70 $35
Recording Each Patent Assignment $0 $0 $0


B.  Patent Prosecution Fees.

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

One Month Extension $200 $100 $50
Two Month Extension $600 $300 $150
Three Month Extension $1,400 $700 $350
Four Month Extension (if allowed) $2,200 $1,100 $550
Fifth Month Extension (if allowed) $3,000 $1,500 $750

2.  Request for Continued Examination (RCE).

Request for Continued Examination (1st) $1,200 $600 $300
Request for Continued Examination (2nd+) $1,700 $850 $425


C.  Patent Issue Fees.

Utility Issue Fee $960 $480 $240
Design Issue Fee $560 $280 $140
Reissue Issue Fee $960 $480 $240

 
D.  Petition to Revive Abandoned Patent Application

Unavoidable Abandonment $0 $0 $0
Unintentional Abandonment $1,700 $850 $850


E.  Patent Maintenance Fees.

1.  Patent Maintenance Fees (If Timely Paid).

1st Maintenance Fee (3.5 Years) $1,600 $800 $400
2nd Maintenance Fee (7.5 Years) $3,600 $1,800 $900
3rd Maintenance Fee (11.5 Years) $7,400 $3,700 $1,850


2.  Additional Fees if Not Timely Paid.

Surcharge (Late Payment within 6 Months) $160 $80 $40
Surcharge After Expiration (Unavoidable) $0 $0 $0
Surcharge After Expiration (Unintentional) $1,700 $850 $850