Thursday, May 31, 2012

America Invents Act - Proposed Rules to Implement Micro Entity Provision of the America Invents Act

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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