Earlier this week, our firm submitted brief comments regarding the USPTO’s proposed adjustment (note, there are no decreases proposed – only increases and new fees) rulemaking.  Our comments and those of others can be found on Regulations.gov at:

https://beta.regulations.gov/document/PTO-T-2019-0027-0001/comment?sortBy=postedDate&sortDirection=desc

As you can see from the full comments below, our comments focus on three areas:

  • the minimal notice and communication to the public and to users regarding hte USPTO’s latest fee proposal details;
  • the lack of details provided regarding the USPTO’s financial and IT needs; and
  • the impact that the fee increases will have on small businesses.

If you have any feedback, we’d love to hear from you. Although the USPTO deadline for comments officially closed August 3rd, it may not be too late to send them. See here for full details.


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