Thursday, April 25 2024   \  Published by JD Supra.

USPTO Fees Are Rising Drastically in 2025: What to Do Now to Save Thousands of Dollars

USPTO Fees Are Rising Drastically in 2025: What to Do Now to Save Thousands of Dollars

Heading into 2025, patent applicants should prepare for significant fee increases at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). These fee increases can significantly impact patent applicant behavior, leading prudent applicants to evaluate and adjust their patent protection strategies. Pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in particular should plan and budget for new and drastically increased fees that impact large and long-lived patent estates.

The following information lists fees at the large entity rate. Discounts are available for small entities (having no more than 500 employees) and micro entities, as detailed on the USPTO’s Save on Fees website. Additionally, more detailed information on the proposed changes can be found on the USPTO’s Fee Setting and Adjusting website. Read more

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