United States Patent and Trademark Office November 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Fiscal Year 2009 Changes to Patent Cooperation Treaty Transmittal and Search Fees
Document Number: E8-26711
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (Office) is amending the rules of practice to adjust the transmittal and search fees for international applications filed under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). The Office is adjusting the PCT transmittal and search fees to recover the estimated average cost to the Office of processing PCT international applications and preparing international search reports and written opinions for PCT international applications.