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USPTOが料金体系の一部改定を公表

特許業務法人HARAKENZO WORLD PATENT & TRADEMARK
2012年09月18日
(文責:新 井)

1. はじめに

2012年10月5日からUSPTOの料金体系が一部改定されます。Request for ex parte reexaminationやPetition to institute an inter partes review等の料金は大幅に値上げされています。また、Request for supplemental examinationに係る料金が新設されています。



2.特許に係る改定内容

以下は、USPTOが公開する特許関連の料金改定内容です。なお、料金欄の括弧内には、値上げ幅を加筆しています。


USPTO FEE SCHEDULE(Effective October 5, 2012) *1

Fee Code 37 CFR Description Fee(increase) Small Entity Fee
(if applicable)
Patent Application Filing Fees
1011/2011 1.16(a)(1) Basic filing fee - Utility 390.00(+10 195.00
4011† 1.16(a)(1) Basic filing fee - Utility (electronic filing for small entities) n/a 98.00
1011/2011 1.16(a)(1) Basic filing fee - Utility 390.00(+10 195.00
4011† 1.16(a)(1) Basic filing fee - Utility (electronic filing for small entities) n/a 98.00
1201/2201 1.16(h) Independent claims in excess of three 250.00 125.00
1202/2202 1.16(i) Claims in excess of 20 62.00(+2 31.00
1203/2203 1.16(j) Multiple dependent claim 460.00(+10 230.00
1051/2051 1.16(f) Surcharge - Late filing fee, search fee, examination fee or oath or declaration 130.00 65.00
1081/2081 1.16(s) Utility Application Size Fee - for each additional 50 sheets that exceeds 100 sheets 320.00(+10 160.00
1012/2012 1.16(b)(1) Basic filing fee - Design 250.00 125.00
1017/2017 1.16(b)(1) Basic filing fee - Design (CPA) 250.00 125.00
1082/2082 1.16(s) Design Application Size Fee - for each additional 50 sheets that exceeds 100 sheets 320.00(+10 160.00
1013/2013 1.16(c)(1) Basic filing fee - Plant 250.00 125.00
1083/2083 1.16(s) Plant Application Size Fee - for each additional 50 sheets that exceeds 100 sheets 320.00(+10 160.00
1014/2014 1.16(e)(1) Basic filing fee - Reissue 390.00 195.00
1019/2019 1.16(e)(1) Basic filing fee - Design Reissue (CPA) 390.00 195.00
1204/2204 1.16(h) Reissue independent claims in excess of three 250.00 125.00
1205/2205 1.16(i) Reissue claims in excess of 20 62.00 31.00
1084/2084 1.16(s) Reissue Application Size Fee - for each additional 50 sheets that exceeds 100 sheets 320.00 160.00
1005/2005 1.16(d) Provisional application filing fee 250.00 125.00
1085/2085 1.16(s) Provisional Application Size Fee - for each additional 50 sheets that exceeds 100 sheets 320.00 160.00
1052/2052 1.16(g) Surcharge - Late provisional filing fee or cover sheet 50.00 25.00
1053 1.17(i) Non-English specification 130.00  
1090/2090 1.16(t) Non-electronic filing fee — Utility (additional fee for applications filed in paper) 400.00 200.00
Patent Search Fees
1111/2111 1.16(k) Utility Search Fee 620.00 310.00
1112/2112 1.16(l) Design Search Fee 120.00 60.00
1113/2113 1.16(m) Plant Search Fee 380.00 190.00
1114/2114 1.16(n) Reissue Search Fee 620.00 310.00
Patent Examination Fees
1311/2311 1.16(o) Utility Examination Fee 250.00 125.00
1312/2312 1.16(p) Design Examination Fee 160.00 80.00
1313/2313 1.16(q) Plant Examination Fee 200.00 100.00
1314/2314 1.16(r) Reissue Examination Fee 760.00(+10 380.00
Patent Post-Allowance Fees
1501/2501 1.18(a) Utility issue fee 1,770.00(+30 885.00
1502/2502 1.18(b) Design issue fee 1,010.00(+20 505.00
1503/2503 1.18(c) Plant issue fee 1,390.00(+20 695.00
1511/2511 1.18(a) Reissue issue fee 1,770.00(+30 885.00
1504 1.18(d) Publication fee for early, voluntary, or normal publication 300.00  
1505 1.18(d) Publication fee for republication 300.00  
Patent Extension of Time Fees
1251/2251 1.17(a)(1) Extension for response within first month 150.00 75.00
1252/2252 1.17(a)(2) Extension for response within second month 570.00(+10 285.00
1253/2253 1.17(a)(3) Extension for response within third month 1,290.00(+20 645.00
1254/2254 1.17(a)(4) Extension for response within fourth month 2,010.00(+30 1,005.00
1255/2255 1.17(a)(5) Extension for response within fifth month 2,730.00(+40 1,365.00
Patent Maintenance Fees
1551/2551 1.20(e) Due at 3.5 years 1,150.00(+20 575.00
1552/2552 1.20(f) Due at 7.5 years 2,900.00(+50 1,450.00
1553/2553 1.20(g) Due at 11.5 years 4,810.00(+80 2,405.00
1554/2554 1.20(h) Surcharge - 3.5 year - Late payment within 6 months 150.00 75.00
1555/2555 1.20(h) Surcharge - 7.5 year - Late payment within 6 months 150.00 75.00
1556/2556 1.20(h) Surcharge - 11.5 year - Late payment within 6 months 150.00 75.00
1557 1.20(i)(1) Surcharge after expiration - Late payment is unavoidable 700.00  
1558 1.20(i)(2) Surcharge after expiration - Late payment is unintentional 1,640.00  
Miscellaneous Patent Fees
1817/2817 1.17(c) Request for prioritized examination 4,800.00 2,400.00
1801/2801 1.17(e) Request for continued examination (RCE) (see 37 CFR 1.114) 930.00 465.00
1808 1.17(i) Processing fee, except in provisional applications 130.00  
1803 1.17(i) Request for voluntary publication or republication 130.00  
1802 1.17(k) Request for expedited examination of a design application 900.00  
1804 1.17(n) Request for publication of SIR - Prior to examiner’s action 920.00*  
1805 1.17(o) Request for publication of SIR - After examiner’s action 1,840.00*  
1806 1.17(p) Submission of an Information Disclosure Statement 180.00  
1818 1.17(p) Document fee for third-party submissions (see 37 CFR 1.290(f)) 180.00  
1807 1.17(q) Processing fee for provisional applications 50.00  
1809/2809 1.17(r) Filing a submission after final rejection (see 37 CFR 1.129(a)) 810.00 405.00
1810/2810 1.17(s) For each additional invention to be examined (see 37 CFR 1.129(b)) 810.00 405.00
* Reduced by basic filing fee paid.
Post Issuance Fees
1811 1.20(a) Certificate of correction 100.00  
1816 1.20(b) Processing fee for correcting inventorship in a patent 130.00  
1812 1.20(c)(1) Request for ex parte reexamination 17,750.00(+15220  
1821/2821 1.20(c)(3) Reexamination independent claims in excess of three and also in excess of the number of such claims in the patent under reexamination 250.00 125.00
1822/2822 1.20(c)(4) Reexamination claims in excess of 20 and also in excess of the number of claims in the patent under reexamination 62.00(+2 31.00
1814/2814 1.20(d) Statutory disclaimer, including terminal disclaimer 160.00 80.00
1826 1.20(k)(1) Request for supplemental examination 5,140.00  
1827 1.20(k)(2) Reexamination ordered as a result of supplemental examination 16,120.00  
1828 1.20(k)(3)(i) Supplemental Examination Document Size Fee - for nonpatent document having between 21 and 50 sheets 170.00  
1829 1.20(k)(3)(ii) Supplemental Examination Document Size Fee - for each additional 50 sheets or a fraction thereof in a nonpatent document 280.00  
Patent Trial and Appeal Fees
1405 41.20(a) Petitions to the Chief Administrative Patent Judge under 37 CFR 41.3 400.00  
1401/2401 41.20(b)(1) Notice of appeal 630.00(+10 315.00
1402/2402 41.20(b)(2) Filing a brief in support of an appeal 630.00(+10 315.00
1403/2403 41.20(b)(3) Request for oral hearing 1,260.00(+20 630.00
1406 42.15(a)(1) Petition to institute an inter partes review 27,200.00(+18400  
1407 42.15(a)(2) Challenged claims in excess of 20 for an inter partes review 600.00  
1408 42.15(b)(1) Petition to institute a post-grant or a covered business method review 35,800.00  
1409 42.15(b)(2) Challenged claims in excess of 20 for a post-grant or covered business method review 800.00  
1411 42.15(d) Request to make a settlement agreement and other requests filed in a patent trial proceeding 400.00  
Patent Petition Fees
1462 1.17(f) Petitions requiring the petition fee set forth in 37 CFR 1.17(f) (Group I) 400.00  
1463 1.17(g) Petitions requiring the petition fee set forth in 37 CFR 1.17(g) (Group II) 200.00  
1464 1.17(h) Petitions requiring the petition fee set forth in 37 CFR 1.17(h) (Group III) 130.00  
1451 1.17(j) Petition to institute a public use proceeding 1,510.00  
1452/2452 1.17(l) Petition to revive unavoidably abandoned application 630.00(+30 315.00
1453/2453 1.17(m) Petition to revive unintentionally abandoned application 1,890.00(+30 945.00
1454 1.17(t) Acceptance of an unintentionally delayed claim for priority, or for filling a request for the restoration of the right of priority 1,410.00  
1455 1.18(e) Filing an application for patent term adjustment 200.00  
1456 1.18(f) Request for reinstatement of term reduced 400.00  
1824 1.20(c)(6) Petitions in a reexamination proceeding, except for those specifically enumerated in 37 CFR 1.550(i) and 1.937(d) 1,930.00  
1457 1.20(j)(1) Extension of term of patent 1,120.00  
1458 1.20(j)(2) Initial application for interim extension (see 37 CFR 1.790) 420.00  
1459 1.20(j)(3) Subsequent application for interim extension (see 37 CFR 1.790) 220.00  
PCT Fees - National Stage
1631/2631 1.492(a) Basic National Stage Fee 390.00(+10 195.00
1640/2640 1.492(b)(1) National Stage Search Fee - U.S. was the ISA or IPEA and all claims satisfy PCT Article 33(1)-(4) 0.00 0.00
1641/2641 1.492(b)(2) National Stage Search Fee - U.S. was the ISA 120.00 60.00
1642/2642 1.492(b)(3) National Stage Search Fee - search report prepared and provided to USPTO 500.00(+10 250.00
1632/2632 1.492(b)(4) National Stage Search Fee - all other situations 630.00(+10 315.00
1643/2643 1.492(c)(1) National Stage Examination Fee - U.S. was the ISA or IPEA and all claims satisfy PCT Article 33(1)-(4) 0.00 0.00
1633/2633 1.492(c)(2) National Stage Examination Fee - all other situations 250.00 125.00
1614/2614 1.492(d) Claims - extra independent (over three) 250.00 125.00
1615/2615 1.492(e) Claims - extra total (over 20) 62.00(+2 31.00
1616/2616 1.492(f) Claims - multiple dependent 460.00(+10 230.00
1681/2681 1.492(j) National Stage Application Size Fee - for each additional 50 sheets that exceeds 100 sheets 320.00(+10 160.00
1617/2617 1.492(h) Search fee, examination fee or oath or declaration after thirty months from priority date 130.00 65.00
1618 1.492(i) English translation after thirty months from priority date 130.00  
PCT Fees - International Stage
1601 1.445(a)(1) Transmittal fee 240.00  
1602 1.445(a)(2) Search fee - regardless of whether there is a corresponding application (see 35 U.S.C. 361(d) and PCT Rule 16) 2,080.00  
1604 1.445(a)(3) Supplemental search fee when required, per additional invention 2,080.00  
1605 1.482(a)(1) Preliminary examination fee - U.S. was the ISA 600.00  
1606 1.482(a)(1) Preliminary examination fee - U.S. was not the ISA 750.00  
1607 1.482(a)(2) Supplemental examination fee per additional invention 600.00  
1619   Late payment fee variable  
1621 1.445(a)(4) Transmitting application to Intl. Bureau to act as receiving office 240.00  
1690/2690 1.445(a)(1)(ii) Non-electronic filling fee (additional fee for applications filed in paper) 400.00 200.00
PCT Fees to Foreign Offices **
1701   International filing fee (first 30 pages - filed in paper with PCT EASY zip file or electronically without PCT EASY zip file ) 1,344.00  
1710   International filing fee (first 30 pages) - filed electronically with PCT Easy zip file 1,234.00  
1702   International filing fee (first 30 pages) 1,453.00  
1703   Supplemental fee (for each page over 30) 16.00  
1704   International search (EPO) 2,426.00  
1712   International search (IPAU) 2,254.00  
1709   International search (KIPO) 1,101.00  
1714   International search (Rospatent) 211.00  
1705   Handling fee 219.00  
1706   Handling Fee - 90% reduction, if applicants meets criteria specified at: http://www.wipo.int/pct/en/fees/fee_reduction.pdf 21.90  
** PCT Fees to Foreign Offices subject to periodic change due to fluctuations in exchange rate.
Patent Service Fees
8001 1.19(a)(1) Printed copy of patent w/o color, delivery by USPS, USPTO Box, or electronic means 3.00  
8003 1.19(a)(2) Printed copy of plant patent in color 15.00  
8004 1.19(a)(3) Color copy of patent (other than plant patent) or SIR containing a color drawing 25.00  
8005 1.19(a)(1) Patent Application Publication (PAP) 3.00  
8007 1.19(b)(1)(i)(A) Copy of patent application as filed 20.00  
8008 1.19(b)(1)(i)(B) Copy of patent-related file wrapper and contents of 400 or fewer pages, if provided on paper 200.00  
8009 1.19(b)(1)(i)(C) Additional fee for each additional 100 pages of patent-related file wrapper and (paper) contents, or portion thereof 40.00  
8010 1.19(b)(1)(i)(D) Individual application documents, other than application as filed, per document 25.00  
8011 1.19(b)(1)(ii)(B) Copy of patent-related file wrapper and contents if provided electronically or on a physical electronic medium as specified in 1.19(b)(1)(ii) 55.00  
8012 1.19(b)(1)(ii)(C) Additional fee for each continuing physical electronic medium in single order of 1.19(b)(1)(ii)(B) 15.00  
8041 1.19(b)(2)(i)(A) Copy of patent-related file wrapper contents that were submitted and are stored on compact disk or other electronic form (e.g., compact disks stored in Artifact folder), other than as available in 1.19(b)(1); first physical electronic medium in a single order 55.00  
8042 1.19(b)(2)(i)(B) Additional fee for each continuing copy of patent-related file wrapper contents as specified in 1.19(b)(2)(i)(A) 15.00  
8043 1.19(b)(2)(ii) Copy of patent-related file wrapper contents that were submitted and are stored on compact disk, or other electronic form, other than as available in 1.19(b)(1); if provided electronically other than on a physical electronic medium, per order 55.00  
8013 1.19(b)(3) Copy of office records, except copies of applications as filed 25.00  
8014 1.19(b)(4) For assignment records, abstract of title and certification, per patent 25.00  
8904 1.19(c) Library service 50.00  
8016 1.19(e) Uncertified statement re status of maintenance fee payments 10.00  
8017 1.19(f) Copy of non-U.S. document 25.00  
8050 1.19(g) Petitions for documents in form other than that provided by this part, or in form other than that generally provided by Director, to be decided in accordance with merits AT COST  
8020 1.21(e) International type search report 40.00  
8902 1.21(g) Self-service copy charge, per page 0.25  
8021 1.21(h) Recording each patent assignment, agreement or other paper, per property 40.00  
8022 1.21(i) Publication in Official Gazette 25.00  
8023 1.21(j) Labor charges for services, per hour or fraction thereof 40.00  
8024 1.21(k) Unspecified other services, excluding labor AT COST  
8026 1.21(n) Handling fee for incomplete or improper application 130.00  
8027 1.296 Handling fee for withdrawal of SIR 130.00  
Patent Enrollment Fees
9001 1.21(a)(1)(i) Application fee (non-refundable) 40.00  
9003 1.21(a)(2) Registration to practice or grant of limited recognition under §11.9(b) or (c) 100.00  
9004 1.21(a)(9)(ii) Reinstatement to practice 100.00  
9005 1.21(a)(4) Certificate of good standing as an attorney or agent 10.00  
9006 1.21(a)(4) Certificate of good standing as an attorney or agent, suitable for framing 20.00  
9010 1.21(a)(1)(ii)(A) For test administration by commercial entity 200.00  
9011 1.21(a)(1)(ii)(B) For test administration by the USPTO 450.00  
9012 1.21(a)(5)(i) Review of decision by the Director of Enrollment and Discipline under §11.2(c) 130.00  
9013 1.21(a)(5)(ii) Review of decision of the Director of Enrollment and Discipline under §11.2(d) 130.00  
9014 1.21(a)(10) Application fee for person disciplined, convicted of a felony or certain misdemeanors under §11.7(h) 1,600.00  
9015 1.21(a)(7)(i) Annual fee for registered attorney or agent in active status 118.00  
9016 1.21(a)(7)(ii) Annual fee for registered attorney or agent in voluntary inactive status 25.00  
9017 1.21(a)(7)(iii) Requesting restoration to active status from voluntary inactive status 50.00  
9018 1.21(a)(7)(iv) Balance of annual fee due upon restoration to active status from voluntary inactive status 93.00  
9019 1.21(a)(8) Annual fee for individual granted limited recognition 118.00  
9020 1.21(a)(9)(i) Delinquency fee for annual fee 50.00  
9024 1.21(k) Unspecified other services,excluding labor AT COST  
9025 1.21(a)(2) Registration to practice for change of practitioner type 100.00  



以 上



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