Maintenance Fee Related Petitions

OPET – Office of Petitions

Generally Available

Petition Type

Avg. Days Pending of Decided Petitions

Grant Rate Percentage

Deciding Office

ePetition Option

521 - To Review Refusal to Accept and Record Maintenance Fee Filed on or after 8/27/82 (37 CFR 1.377) 151 33%* OPET  
533 - To Accept Unintentionally Delayed Payment of Maintenance Fee (37 CFR 1.378(b)) 162 74% OPET ePetition Available - Get Immediate DecisionsePetition Available - Get Immediate Decisions

*Infrequently Filed Petition

This is a 12 Month Rolling Average and excludes ePetitions.

The data is current as of January 1, 2020 and is updated quarterly.