Micro Entity Status Gross Income Limit

The micro entity discount on patent fees became available on Tuesday, March 19, 2013.

The "Maximum Qualifying Gross Income" for purposes of paying any eligible fee at the micro entity discount rate is currently $206,109.

The "Maximum Qualifying Gross Income" applies as set forth on form number PTO/SB/15A titled "Certification of Micro Entity Status (Gross Income Basis)."

For inventors, applicants, and parties with an ownership interest in the application whose gross income in the preceding calendar year is not or is partially not in U.S. dollars, please use the conversion table found on the Internal Revenue Service webpage titled "Yearly Average Currency Exchange Rates Translating foreign currency into U.S. dollars" to quantify your preceding calendar year's gross income in U.S. dollars.