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USPTO proposes 25% PTAB fee increase in response to SAS

Michael Loney, New York

The USPTO is seeking across-the-board fee increases, as well as a new fee surcharge for filing in a non-DOCX format and an annual active patent practitioner fee

Andrei Iancu USPTO 300

USPTO director Andrei Iancu has sent a letter to the Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC) proposing a raft of fee increases and instituting a new annual fee for active patent owners.

“The resulting patent fee proposal is intended to promote...

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