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|Top of Notices (417) December 25, 2012||US PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE||Print This Notice 1385 CNOG 3079|
|Helpful Hints, Notices||Referenced Items (411, 412, 413, 414, 415, 416, 417, 418)|
(417) Notification Regarding Voice Response System For Patent Maintenance Fees All patent owners are notified of a new, automated voice response system for patent maintenance fees. The voice response system may be accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week on (703) 308-5036 and (703) 308-5037. The voice response system provides access to general patent maintenance fee information, including, but not limited to: . The fee schedule for maintenance fees, including surcharges. . How to pay maintenance fees (e.g., check, money order, deposit account, etc.). . Where to pay maintenance fees. . General information on expired patents (e.g., petitions must be filed within 24 months after the expiration date). . How to access maintenance fee information through the official PTO Web site. The voice response system provides access to maintenance fee information on specific patents, including: . The current entity status (e.g., small entity). . The filing date. . The issue date. . Information on payments in the maintenance fee history file excluding refunds. A diagram of the voice response system follows. Questions regarding patent maintenance fees should be directed to the Maintenance Fee Branch at (703) 308-5068 or (703) 308-5069. Questions or comments concerning this notice should be forwarded to Matthew Lee, Office of Finance, by telephone at (703) 305-8051, by facsimile at (703) 305-8007, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. March 12, 1999 Q. TODD DICKINSON Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Acting Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks [1221 OG 40]