37 CFR 1.482: International preliminary examination fees

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

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1.482    International preliminary examination fees.

  • (a) The following fees and charges for international preliminary examination are established by the Director under the authority of 35 U.S.C. 376:
    • (1) The following preliminary examination fee is due on filing the Demand:
      • (i) If an international search fee as set forth in § 1.445(a)(2) has been paid on the international application to the United States Patent and Trademark Office as an International Searching Authority:
        • (A) For an international preliminary examination fee paid on or after January 1, 2014:
          • By a micro entity (§ 1.29)......$150.00
          • By a small entity (§ 1.27(a))......$300.00
          • By other than a small or micro entity......$600.00
        • (B)
          For an international preliminary examination fee paid before January 1, 2014......$600.00
      • (ii) If the International Searching Authority for the international application was an authority other than the United States Patent and Trademark Office:
        • (A) For an international preliminary examination 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
        • (B)
          For an international preliminary examination fee paid before January 1, 2014......$750.00.
    • (2) An additional preliminary examination fee when required, per additional invention:
      • (i) If the international preliminary examination fee set forth in paragraph (a)(1) of this section was paid on or after January 1, 2014:
        • By a micro entity (§ 1.29)......$150.00
        • By a small entity (§ 1.27(a))......$300.00
        • By other than a small or micro entity......$600.00
      • (ii)
        If the international preliminary examination fee set forth in paragraph (a)(1) of this section was paid before January 1, 2014......$600.00
  • (b) The handling fee is due on filing the Demand and shall be [as] prescribed in PCT Rule 57.
[52 FR 20048, May 28, 1987; para. (a), 54 FR 6893, Feb. 15, 1989, effective Apr. 17, 1989; para. (a), 56 FR 65142, Dec. 13, 1991, effective Dec. 27, 1991; paras. (a)(1) and (a)(2)(ii), 57 FR 38190, Aug. 21, 1992, effective Oct. 1, 1992; paras. (a)(2)(i) and (b) amended, 58 FR 4335, Jan. 14, 1993, effective May 1, 1993; paras. (a)(1) and (a)(2)(ii), 59 FR 43736, Aug. 25, 1994, effective Oct. 1, 1994; paras. (a)(1)(i), (a)(1)(ii), & (a)(2)(ii) amended, 60 FR 41018, Aug. 11, 1995, effective Oct. 1, 1995; paras. (a)(1)(i), (a)(1)(ii), and (a)(2)(ii) amended, 61 FR 39585, July 30, 1996, effective Oct. 1, 1996; paras. (a)(1)(i), (a)(1)(ii), and (a)(2)(ii) amended, 62 FR 40450, July 29, 1997, effective Oct. 1, 1997; para. (a) revised, 68 FR 14332, Mar. 25, 2003, effective May 1, 2003; revised, 68 FR 58991, Oct. 20, 2003, effective Jan. 1, 2004; revised, 78 FR 4212, Jan. 18, 2013, effective Mar. 19, 2013; revised 78 FR 17102, Mar. 20, 2013, effective Mar. 20, 2013]