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PCT Fees in US Dollars (effective 1 October 2014)

The online fee payment amounts in EFS-Web are set to the current fee schedule. The transmittal fee, international filing fee, international search fee or other fee amounts payable for a PCT international application may not equal the online fee payment amount. As a result, online fee payment in EFS-Web is not available when the online fee amount is not equal to the fee amount that is desired to be paid. See MPEP 502.05(II)(E) for alternative means of fee payment.


Description Regular * Small    Entity # Micro    Entity Fee Code
INTERNATIONAL APPLICATION FEES (CHAPTER I)
(Fees associated with filing International Application under PCT)
 
TRANSMITTAL FEE
Basic Portion $240 $120  $60  1601/2601/3601
Non-electronic filing fee portion for international applications filed on or after 15 November 2011 other than by the Office electronic filing system $400 $200  $200  1690/2690
 
SEARCH FEE
United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) as International Searching Authority (ISA) $2080 $1040  $520  1602/2602/3602
Supplemental search fee, per additional invention (payable only upon invitation) $2080 $1040  $520  1604/2604/3604
European Patent Office (EPO) as the ISA $2545 $2545  $2545  1704
Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) as ISA $1212 $1212  $1212  1709
IP Australia (IPAU) as ISA $1972 $1972  $1972  1712
Russian Federal Service for Intellectual
Property (Rospatent) as ISA
$795 $795  $795  1714
Israel Patent Office (ILPO) as ISA $1021 $1021  $1021  1715
 
INTERNATIONAL FEES    
International filing fee (for first 30 pages of the international application) $1471 $1471  $1471  1702
International filing fee (first 30 pages - filed in paper with PCT-EASY file on diskette, CD-R or DVD-R or filed electronically without PCT-EASY zip file) $1360 $1360  $1360  1701
International filing fee (first 30 pages - filed electronically with PCT-EASY zip file) $1250 $1250  $1250  1710
Supplemental fee for each additional page over 30 $17 $17  $17  1703
 
Fee for requesting restoration of the right of priority $1700 $850  $850  1454/2454


Description Regular * Small    Entity # Micro   Entity Fee Code
INTERNATIONAL APPLICATION FEES (CHAPTER II)

(Fees associated with filing Demand for International Preliminary Examination)

Applicants are reminded that the preliminary examination fee and handling fee are due within one month from the date the demand is submitted or 22 months from the priority date, whichever expires later (PCT Rules 57.3 and 58.1)

 
HANDLING FEE $221 $221  $221  1705
HANDLING FEE - 90% reduction, if applicants meets criteria (see http://www.wipo.int/pct/en/fees/fee_reduction.pdf) $22.10 $22.10  $22.10  1706
 
PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION FEE
USPTO as International Preliminary Examining Authority (IPEA)
USPTO was ISA in PCT Chapter I $600 $300  $150  1605/2605/3605
USPTO was not ISA in PCT Chapter I $760 $380  $190  1606/2606/3606
Additional examination fee, per additional invention (payable only upon invitation) $600 $300  $150  1607/2607/3607


Description Regular * Small    Entity # Micro    Entity Fee Code
U.S. NATIONAL STAGE FEES
(Fees associated with filing U. S. National Stage under 35 U.S.C. 371)
NATIONAL STAGE FEES
Basic national fee $280 $140 $70 1631/2631/3631
Examination fee
Where the written opinion prepared by ISA/US or international preliminary examination report prepared by IPEA/US indicates that all claims satisfy the provisions of PCT Article 33(1) - (4) $0 $0 $0 N/A
All other situations $720 $360 $180 1633/2633/3633
Search fee
Where the written opinion prepared by ISA/US or international preliminary examination report prepared by IPEA/US indicates that all claims satisfy the provisions of PCT Article 33(1) - (4) $0 $0 $0 N/A
Search fee (37 CFR 1.445(a)(2)) paid to USPTO as the International Searching Authority $120 $60 $30 1641/2641/3641
International Search Report prepared by other than the US and provided to the USPTO or previously communicated to the US by the International Bureau $480 $240 $120 1642/2642/3642
All other situations $600 $300 $150 1632/2632/3632
OTHER NATIONAL STAGE FEES
For each independent claim in excess of 3 $420 $210 $105 1614/2614/3614
For each claim in excess of 20 $80 $40 $20 1615/2615/3615
For each application containing a multiple dependent claim $780 $390 $195 1616/2616/3616
For every 50 sheets or fraction thereof of the specification and drawings that exceeds 100 sheets (excluding any sequence listing or computer program listing filed in an electronic medium) $400 $200 $100 1681/2681/3681
Surcharge for filing search fee, examination fee or oath or declaration after commencement of the national stage $140 $70 $35 1617/2617/3617
Processing fee for filing English translation after the time limit applicable under PCT Article 22 or 39(1) (30 months from the priority date) $140 $70 $35 1618/2618/3618
FEES FOR REVIVING ABANDONED INTERNATIONAL APPLICATIONS
Fee for filing a petition to revive an international application abandoned unintentionally under 37 CFR 1.137(b) $1700 $850  $850 1453/2453

* The amounts are applicable in case of filing by a “small entity.”  “Small entity” status can be established by a simple written assertion of entitlement to “small entity” status, or by payment of the exact amount of the “small entity” basic national fee as set forth in 37 CFR 1.492(a) (see 37 CFR 1.27, paragraph US.14 and Annex US.VI)

# The amounts are applicable in case of filing by a “micro entity”.  For further details on the establishment of “micro entity” status, see page 75033 at: www.uspto.gov/aia_implementation/77fr75019.pdf

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