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McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC: Patent Fee Increases

By Carmen Santa Maria This article is the first in a series of mini-articles considering a section of the new patent statute and how it may affect your business. Effective Friday, September 16, 2011, upon the signing of the Leahy-Smith Patent Reform Act by President Obama, new fees are in effect...

Ballard Spahr LLPL: Important Fee Provisions of New Patent Reform Act Take Effect Monday

By Mary Anthony Merchant, Ph.D. and Estelle Tsevdos On September 16, 2011, President Obama signed into law the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act , which makes significant changes to U.S. patent law. Certain provisions related to fee increases take effect next week on September 26, 2011. The U...

Patents Post-Grant: New USPTO Fee Setting to Drive Filing Behaviors?

USPTO Fee Structure to Discourage Conduct? It is expected that the rules to implement post-grant review (PGR), inter partes review (IPR) and transitional business methods post-grant review (TBMP) proceedings will be printed in the Federal Register this coming Tuesday. Included in the new rules...

Patents Post-Grant: USPTO Explanation of Increased Fees

Cost Burdens of Post Grant Proceedings Drive Increased Fee Determinations As discussed last week, the USPTO is proposing a significant increase to the fee for ex parte patent reexamination (EXP). Likewise, the new supplemental examination (SE) fee, should prosecution be required, is on the order of...

Patents Post-Grant: Post Grant Fee Structure a Boon for Patent Trolls?

Modern Patent Troll Business Model Insulated from New Post Grant Challenges Roughly two weeks ago the USPTO published the last of the Post Grant related rule packages established by the America Invents Act (AIA). The rule packages propose hefty filing fees for both Post Grant Review (PGR) and Inter...

Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione: Patent Office's New Fee Structure Begins March 19, 2013

The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) provided the USPTO with new fee-setting authority. The authority specifically permits the USPTO to set fees to recover the cost of patent operations, reduce the current patent application backlog, decrease patent application pendency, improve patent quality,...