37 CFR 41.20: Fees

Taken from the Ninth Edition of the MPEP, Revision 07.2022, Published February 2023

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41.20    Fees.

  • (a)
    Petition fee. The fee for filing a petition under this part is:......$420.00.
  • (b) Appeal fees.
    • (1) For filing a notice of appeal from the examiner to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board:

        TABLE 1 TO PARAGRAPH (b)(1)

      • By a micro entity (§ 1.29)......$210.00
      • By a small entity (§ 1.27(a))......420.00
      • By other than a small or micro entity......840.00
    • (2)
      • (i)
        For filing a brief in support of an appeal in an application or ex parte reexamination proceeding:......$0.00.
      • (ii) In addition to the fee for filing a notice of appeal, for filing a brief in support of an appeal in an inter partes reexamination proceeding:

          TABLE 2 TO PARAGRAPH (b)(2)(ii)

        • By a micro entity (§ 1.29)......$525.00
        • By a small entity (§ 1.27(a))......1,050.00
        • By other than a small or micro entity......2,100.00
    • (3) For filing a request for an oral hearing before the Board in an appeal under 35 U.S.C. 134:

        TABLE 3 TO PARAGRAPH (b)(3)

      • By a micro entity (§ 1.29)......$340.00
      • By a small entity (§ 1.27(a)......680.00
      • By other than a small or micro entity......1,360.00
    • (4) In addition to the fee for filing a notice of appeal, for forwarding an appeal in an application or ex parte reexamination proceeding to the Board:

        TABLE 4 TO PARAGRAPH (b)(4)

      • By a micro entity (§ 1.29 of this chapter)......$590.00
      • By a small entity (§ 1.27(a) of this chapter)......1,180.00
      • By other than a small or micro entity......2,360.00
[Added, 69 FR 49959, Aug. 12, 2004, effective Sept. 13, 2004; paras. (b)(1) through (b)(3) revised, 69 FR 52604, Aug. 27, 2004, effective Oct. 1, 2004; para. (b)(3) corrected, 69 FR 55505, Sept. 15, 2004, effective Oct. 1, 2004; para. (a) revised, 69 FR 56481, Sept. 21, 2004, effective Nov. 22, 2004; para. (b) revised, 70 FR 3880, Jan. 27, 2005, effective Dec. 8, 2004; paras. (b)(1) through (b)(3) revised, 72 FR 46899, Aug. 22, 2007, effective Sept. 30, 2007; para. (b) revised, 73 FR 47534, Aug. 14, 2008, effective Oct. 2, 2008; para. (b) revised, 77 FR 54360, Sept. 5, 2012, effective Oct. 5, 2012; revised, 78 FR 4212, Jan. 18, 2013, effective Mar. 19, 2013; para. (b)(4) revised, 82 FR 52780, Nov. 14, 2017, effective Jan. 16, 2018; paras. (a), (b)(1), (b)(2)(ii), (b)(3), and (b)(4) revised, 85 FR 46932, Aug. 3, 2020, effective Oct. 2, 2020]