Patent and Trademark Office June 27, 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Revision of Patent Fees for Fiscal Year 2012
Document Number: 2011-16001
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-06-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (Office) is proposing to adjust certain patent fee amounts for fiscal year 2012 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.