Patent and Trademark Office September 5, 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents
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CPI Adjustment of Patent Fees for Fiscal Year 2013
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (Office or USPTO) is adjusting certain patent fee amounts for fiscal year 2013 to reflect fluctuations in the Consumer Price Index (CPI). The patent statute provides for the annual CPI adjustment of patent fees set by statute to recover the higher costs associated with doing business as reflected by the CPI.