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Archived updates for Wednesday, June 29, 2005

ePAVE Filing Fee Reminder

Effective July 1, 2005, the application size fee for electronically filed utility and provisional patent applications will be based on 75% of the number of pages for the paper size equivalent of the specification (including claims) and drawings, and any external tables.

Customers should enter 75% of the total number of pages in the new utility application specification and any external tables in the “Number of pages in the specification and any external tables” field in the Fee Calculation screen in ePAVE.

For questions regarding the how to determine fees for electronically filed applications, please contact the Patent EBC toll free at 866-217-9197 between the hours of 6 a.m. and midnight Monday through Friday EST, or by e-mail at: Additional information on the fee rule changes is available at, §1.52 (f)(2).
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