Thursday, July 10, 2014

Micro-Entity Costs For Design Patent Filing

Dear Rich: If I am filing a design patent electronically, how do I know ahead of time what the fees are? I am a micro so does that mean $190.00 ($45 + 30 + 115)? Is that correct or will I find out a different number after I have uploaded my application. You can always calculate current micro-entity fees by using the USPTO fee schedule. And yes, your calculations are correct ($45 for basic filing fee, $30 for the search fee, and $115 for the examination fee).