USPTO- Fee Schedule Update

USPTO has updated the fees subject to reduction upon establishment of small entity status (37 CFR 1.27) or micro entity status (37 CFR 1.29) while applying for PCT applications which are effective from 01-01-2016.

Note that if applicant qualifies as a small entity under  37 CFR 1.27, applicant may also qualify for “Micro Entity Status” under 35 U.S.C. 123.

PCT Fees to Foreign Offices














Fees Applicable at IPO (Indian Patent Office)

Description Legal Entity Natural Person Small Entity
Transmittal Fee 17,600/- 3,250/- 8,800/-
Fee For Certified Copy 5,500/- 1,100/- 2,750/-
Description Fees
International Filing Fee USD 1,363 *
(USD 15) per sheet over 30**
ePCT Fee Reduction USD 205, USD 307


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