37 CFR 1.445 - International application filing, processing and search fees.

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§ 1.445 International application filing, processing and search fees.
(a) The following fees and charges for international applications are established by law or by the Director under the authority of 35 U.S.C. 376:
(1) A transmittal fee (see 35 U.S.C. 361(d) and PCT Rule 14) consisting of:
(i) A basic portion $240.00
(ii) A non-electronic filing fee portion for any international application designating the United States of America that is filed on or after November 15, 2011, other than by the Office electronic filing system, except for a plant application:
By a small entity (§ 1.27(a)) $200.00
By other than a small entity $400.00
(2) A search fee (see 35 U.S.C. 361(d) and PCT Rule 16)..........$2,080.00
(3) A supplemental search fee when required, per additional invention..........$2,080.00
(4) A fee equivalent to the transmittal fee in paragraph (a)(1) of this section for transmittal of an international application to the International Bureau for processing in its capacity as a Receiving Office (PCT Rule 19.4).
(b) The international filing fee shall be as prescribed in PCT Rule 15.
[68 FR 59888, Oct. 20, 2003, as amended at 70 FR 3891, Jan. 27, 2005; 72 FR 51563, Sept. 10, 2007; 73 FR 66759, Nov. 12, 2008; 76 FR 70653, Nov. 15, 2011]
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§ 1.445 International application filing, processing and search fees.

(a) The following fees and charges for international applications are established by law or by the Director under the authority of 35 U.S.C. 376:

(1) A transmittal fee (see 35 U.S.C. 361(d) and PCT Rule 14) consisting of:

(i) A basic portion:

(A) For an international application having a receipt date that is on or after January 1, 2014:
By a micro entity (§ 1.29) $60.00
By a small entity (§ 1.27(a)) $120.00
By other than a small or micro entity $240.00
(B) For an international application having a receipt date that is before January 1, 2014 $240.00
(ii) A non-electronic filing fee portion for any international application designating the United States of America that is filed on or after November 15, 2011, other than by the Office electronic filing system, except for a plant application:
By a small entity (§ 1.27(a)) $200.00
By other than a small entity $400.00
(2) A search fee (see 35 U.S.C. 361(d) and PCT Rule 16):
(i) For an international application having a receipt date that is on or after January 1, 2014:
By a micro entity (§ 1.29) $520.00
By a small entity (§ 1.27(a)) $1,040.00
By other than a small or micro entity $2,080.00
(ii) For an international application having a receipt date that is before January 1, 2014 $2,080.00
(3) A supplemental search fee when required, per additional invention:
(i) For an international application having a receipt date that is on or after January 1, 2014:
By a micro entity (§ 1.29) $520.00
By a small entity (§ 1.27(a)) $1,040.00
By other than a small or micro entity $2,080.00
(ii) For an international application having a receipt date that is before January 1, 2014 $2,080.00

(4) A fee equivalent to the transmittal fee in paragraph (a)(1) of this section that would apply if the USPTO was the Receiving Office for transmittal of an international application to the International Bureau for processing in its capacity as a Receiving Office (PCT Rule 19.4).

(b) The international filing fee shall be as prescribed in PCT Rule 15.

[78 FR 17107, Mar. 20, 2013]

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  • 2015-10-27; vol. 80 # 207 - Tuesday, October 27, 2015
    1. 80 FR 65649 - Changes To Facilitate Applicant's Authorization of Access to Unpublished U.S. Patent Applications by Foreign Intellectual Property Offices
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      DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, Patent and Trademark Office
      Final rule.
      Effective Date: The changes in this final rule are effective on November 30, 2015. The revised ADS form (PTO/AIA/14) will be posted on the Office's Web site on or before the effective date. Applicability Date: The changes to 37 CFR 1.14(h) apply to all patent applications filed before November 30, 2015, and to all patent applications filed on or after November 30, 2015.
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