37 CFR 1.19 - Document supply fees.

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§ 1.19 Document supply fees.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office will supply copies of the following patent-related documents upon payment of the fees indicated. Paper copies will be in black and white unless the original document is in color, a color copy is requested and the fee for a color copy is paid.
(a) Uncertified copies of patent application publications and patents:
(1) Printed copy of the paper portion of a patent application publication or patent, including a design patent, statutory invention registration, or defensive publication document. Service includes preparation of copies by the Office within two to three business days and delivery by United States Postal Service; and preparation of copies by the Office within one business day of receipt and delivery to an Office Box or by electronic means (e.g., facsimile, electronic mail)— $3.00.
(2) Printed copy of a plant patent in color: $15.00.
(3) Color copy of a patent (other than a plant patent) or statutory invention registration containing a color drawing $25.00.
(b) Copies of Office documents to be provided in paper, or in electronic form, as determined by the Director (for other patent-related materials see § 1.21(k)):
(1) Copy of a patent application as filed, or a patent-related file wrapper and contents, stored in paper in a paper file wrapper, in an image format in an image file wrapper, or if color documents, stored in paper in an Artifact Folder:
(i) If provided on paper:
(A) Application as filed: $20.00.
(B) File wrapper and contents of 400 or fewer pages: $200.00.
(C) Additional fee for each additional 100 pages or portion thereof of file wrapper and contents: $40.00.
(D) Individual application documents, other than application as filed, per document: $25.00.
(ii) If provided on compact disc or other physical electronic medium in a single order:
(A) Application as filed: $20.00.
(B) File wrapper and contents, first physical electronic medium: $55.00.
(C) Additional fee for each continuing physical electronic medium in the single order of paragraph (b)(1)(ii)(B) of this section: $15.00.
(iii) If provided electronically (e.g., by electronic transmission) other than on a physical electronic medium as specified in paragraph (b)(1)(ii) of this section:
(A) Application as filed: $20.00.
(B) File wrapper and contents: $55.00.
(iv) If provided to a foreign intellectual property office pursuant to a priority document exchange agreement (see § 1.14(h)(1)) ...... 0.00.
(2) Copy of patent-related file wrapper contents that were submitted and are stored on compact disc or other electronic form (e.g., compact discs stored in an Artifact Folder), other than as available in paragraph (b)(1) of this section:
(i) If provided on compact disc or other physical electronic medium in a single order:
(A) First physical electronic medium in a single order: $55.00.
(B) Additional fee for each continuing physical electronic medium in the single order of paragraph (b)(2)(i) of this section: $15.00.
(ii) If provided electronically other than on a physical electronic medium per order: $55.00.
(3) Copy of Office records, except copies available under paragraph (b)(1) or (2) of this section: $25.00.
(4) For assignment records, abstract of title and certification, per patent: $25.00.
(c) Library service (35 U.S.C. 13): For providing to libraries copies of all patents issued annually, per annum—$50.00
(d) For list of all United States patents and statutory invention registrations in a subclass—$3.00
(e) Uncertified statement as to status of the payment of maintenance fees due on a patent or expiration of a patent—$10.00
(f) Uncertified copy of a non-United States patent document, per document—$25.00
(g) Petitions for documents in a form other than that provided by this part, or in a form other than that generally provided by the Director, will be decided in accordance with the merits of each situation. Any petition seeking a decision under this section must be accompanied by the petition fee set forth in § 1.17(h) and, if the petition is granted, the documents will be provided at cost.
(h) [Reserved]
[56 FR 65152, Dec. 13, 1991, as amended at 57 FR 38195, Aug. 21, 1992; 58 FR 38723, July 20, 1993; 60 FR 41022, Aug. 11, 1995; 62 FR 40452, July 29, 1997; 64 FR 67486, Dec. 2, 1999; 65 FR 54658, Sept. 8, 2000; 65 FR 57053, Sept. 20, 2000; 67 FR 70849, Nov. 27, 2002; 69 FR 56537, Sept. 21, 2004; 72 FR 1668, Jan. 16, 2007]

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  • 2015-01-09; vol. 80 # 6 - Friday, January 9, 2015
    1. 80 FR 1346 - Changes to Patent Term Adjustment in View of the Federal Circuit Decision in Novartis v. Lee
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      DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, United States Patent and Trademark Office
      Final rule.
      Effective date: The changes to 37 CFR 1.703 in this final rule are effective on January 9, 2015, and the changes to 37 CFR 1.704 in this final rule are effective on March 10, 2015. Applicability date: The changes to 37 CFR 1.703 in this final rule apply to any patent granted before, on, or after January 9, 2015. 37 CFR 1.704 as adopted in this final rule applies to all original applications (other than for a design patent) filed on or after May 29, 2000, and to patents issued on such applications, except that 37 CFR 1.704(c)(12) as adopted in this final rule applies only to applications in which a request for continued examination under 35 U.S.C. 132(b) and 37 CFR 1.114 is filed on or after March 10, 2015, and 37 CFR 1.704(c)(13) as adopted in this final rule applies only to patent applications filed under 35 U.S.C. 111 on or after December 18, 2013, and international patent applications in which the national stage commenced under 35 U.S.C. 371 on or after December 18, 2013.
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Title 37 published on 2014-07-01

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  • 2015-02-05; vol. 80 # 24 - Thursday, February 5, 2015
    1. 80 FR 6475 - Request for Comments on Enhancing Patent Quality
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      DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, United States Patent and Trademark Office
      Request for comments; notice of meeting.
      Comment Deadline Date: To be ensured of consideration, written comments must be received on or before May 6, 2015. The USPTO will hold a Quality Summit on March 25 and 26, 2015 at the Madison Building, USPTO Headquarters, in Alexandria, Virginia. This Summit will be broadcast via webinar and recorded for later viewing. For webinar participants, participation in all Summit sessions, including the group brainstorming sessions, will be possible. See the Supplementary Information section for the proposed agenda. In order to best prepare for the Quality Summit, the USPTO requests that those interested in attending the Quality Summit send an email to WorldClassPatentQuality@uspto.gov indicating their planned attendance by March 18, 2015.
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