United States Patent and Trademark Office May 14, 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

CPI Adjustment of Patent Fees for Fiscal Year 2013
Document Number: 2012-11649
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-05-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, United States Patent and Trademark Office
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (Office) is proposing to adjust 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.