On May 30, 2012, the USPTO published proposed rules for the micro entity reduced fees of the America Invents Act (AIA). The proposed rules tell how to: (i) claim micro entity status; (ii) notify of loss of micro entity status; (iii) pay micro entity fees; and (iv) correct erroneous claims for micro entity status. If you qualify as a micro entity, you get 75% reduction in certain PTO fees (not in attorney fees).
For details see the Federal Register Notice: Changes to Implement Micro Entity Status for Paying Patent Fees
The sixty-day public comment period runs from May 30, 2012.
Also see the AIA micro-site for other details.
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