37 CFR 1.18: Patent post allowance (including issue) fees

Taken from the Ninth Edition of the MPEP, Revision 07.2015, Last Revised in November 2015

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1.18    Patent post allowance (including issue) fees.

  • (a) Issue fee for issuing each original patent, except a design or plant patent, or for issuing each reissue patent:
    • (1) For an issue fee paid on or after January 1, 2014:
      • By a micro entity (§ 1.29)......$240.00
      • By a small entity (§ 1.27(a))......480.00
      • By other than a small or micro entity......960.00
    • (2) For an issue fee paid before January 1, 2014:
      • By a micro entity (§ 1.29)......$445.00
      • By a small entity (§ 1.27(a))......890.00
      • By other than a small or micro entity......$1,780.00
  • (b) Issue fee for issuing an original design patent:
    • (1) For an issue fee paid on or after January 1, 2014:
      • By a micro entity (§ 1.29)......$140.00
      • By a small entity (§ 1.27(a))......280.00
      • By other than a small or micro entity......560.00
    • (2) For an issue fee paid before January 1, 2014:
      • By a micro entity (§ 1.29)......$255.00
      • By a small entity (§ 1.27(a))......510.00
      • By other than a small or micro entity......1,020.00
    • (3) For an international design application designating the United States, where an issue fee is paid through the International Bureau (Hague Agreement Rule 12(3)(c)) as an alternative to paying the issue fee under paragraph (b)(1) of this section: The amount specified on the Web site of the World Intellectual Property Organization, currently available at http://www.wipo.int/hague, at the time the fee is paid.
  • (c) Issue fee for issuing an original plant patent:
    • (1) For an issue fee paid on or after January 1, 2014:
      • By a micro entity (§ 1.29)......$190.00
      • By a small entity (§ 1.27(a))......380.00
      • By other than a small or micro entity......760.00
    • (2) For an issue fee paid before January 1, 2014:
      • By a micro entity (§ 1.29)......$350.00
      • By a small entity (§ 1.27(a))......700.00
      • By other than a small entity......1,400.00
  • (d)
    • (1)
      Publication fee on or after January 1, 2014......$0.00
    • (2)
      Publication fee before January 1, 2014......300.00
    • (3)
      Republication fee (§ 1.221(a))......300.00
  • (e)
    For filing an application for patent term adjustment under § 1.705:......$200.00.
  • (f)
    For filing a request for reinstatement of all or part of the term reduced pursuant to § 1.704(b) in an application for patent term adjustment under § 1.705:......$400.00.
[Added, 47 FR 41273, Sept. 17, 1982, effective Oct. 1, 1982; 50 FR 31824, Aug. 6, 1985, effective Oct. 5, 1985; revised, 54 FR 6893, Feb. 15, 1989, effective Apr. 17, 1989; revised, 56 FR 65142, Dec. 13. 1991, effective Dec. 16, 1991; paras. (a)-(c), 57 FR 38190, Aug. 21, 1992, effective Oct. 1, 1992; revised, 59 FR 43736, Aug. 25, 1994, effective Oct. 1, 1994; amended, 60 FR 41018, Aug. 11, 1995, effective Oct. 1, 1995; amended, 61 FR 39585, July 30, 1996, effective Oct. 1, 1996; amended, 62 FR 40450, July 29, 1997, effective Oct. 1, 1997; amended, 63 FR 67578, Dec. 8, 1998, effective Nov. 10, 1998; revised, 65 FR 49193, Aug. 11, 2000, effective Oct. 1, 2000; heading revised and paras. (d)-(f) added, 65 FR 56366, Sept. 18, 2000, effective Nov. 17, 2000; para. (d) revised, 65 FR 57024, Sept. 20, 2000, effective Nov. 29, 2000; paras. (a)-(c) revised, 65 FR 78958, Dec. 18, 2000; paras. (a)-(c) revised, 66 FR 39447, July 31, 2001, effective Oct. 1, 2001; paras. (a)-(c) revised, 67 FR 70847, Nov. 27, 2002, effective Jan. 1, 2003; paras. (a)-(c) revised, 68 FR 41532, July 14, 2003, effective Oct. 1, 2003; paras. (a)-(c) revised, 69 FR 52604, Aug. 27, 2004, effective Oct. 1, 2004; paras. (a)-(c) revised, 70 FR 3880, Jan. 27, 2005, effective Dec. 8, 2004; paras. (a)-(c) revised, 72 FR 46899, Aug. 22, 2007, effective Sept. 30, 2007; paras. (a)-(c) revised, 73 FR 47534, Aug. 14, 2008, effective Oct. 2, 2008; paras. (a)-(c) revised, 77 FR 54360, Sept. 5, 2012, effective Oct. 5, 2012; revised, 78 FR 4212, Jan. 18, 2013, effective Mar. 19, 2013; para. (b)(3) added, 80 FR 17918, Apr. 2, 2015, effective May 13, 2015]