USPTO Patent Fee Schedule Changes
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO) has changed the patent fee schedule for small and micro entities, which is exciting news for all those entities looking to save a bit of money on USPTO fees. Due to the enactment of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 which includes the Unleashing American Innovators Act of 2022 which was signed into law 12/29/2022, the small entity discount went from 50 to 60 percent and micro entity discounts went from 70 percent to 80 percent. You can access the current USPTO fees here.
The USPTO will refund fees that were paid on 12/292022 prior to the enactment of the law and will be processed at the end of January 2023.