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Archived updates for Friday, August 27, 2004

New USPTO Fees Effective October 1, 2004

This USPTO has now published its final rule to adjust fees for the 2005 fiscal year. The notice also points out that the United States Patent and Trademark Fee Modernization Act of 2004 (H.R. 1561) passed the House of Representatives on March 3, 2004 and similar legislation is pending in the Senate as S. 1760. If passed, these bills would significantly alter the fee amounts and procedures. Customers should therefore be aware that any legislative changes to these fees would supersede certain patent fees in this final rule.

In addition, certain rules on fees associated with practices of the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences are being consolidated in a new part 41 of 37 CFR. These changes were made in accordance with applicable provisions of the recent notice on Rules of Practice Before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences which become effective September 13, 2004.
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Blogger Bill Heinze said...

Click here for a comparison table showing the current FY2004 fees, the FY2005 fees effective October 1, 2004, and the proposed fees under both the House and Senate bills, from Eliopoulos Intellectual Property Law in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

August 28, 2004 4:07 PM  

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