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Archived updates for Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Reduction of Search and Examination Fees for U.S. PCT Applications

On February 1, 2005, the USPTO published "Revision of Search and Examination Fees for Patent Cooperation Treaty Applications Entering the National Stage in the United States." The changes become effective February 1, 2005 and amend 37 CFR 1.492(b) and (c) to provide for a reduction in the search fee and the examination fee for international applications entering the national stage, where the basic national fee is paid on or afterDecember 8, 2004.

The PCT Fee Schedule is posted here. The Transmittal Letter to the US as a designated/elected office (form PTO-1390) has also been revised and is available here.
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