U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Fees

The following tables identify the most frequently encountered fees charged by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in connection with the filing of a U.S. patent application. The complete USPTO fee schedule can be viewed by clicking here.

Base Filing Fees
Large EntitySmall EntityMicro Entity

Utility Patent Application - Non-provisional




Utility Patent Application - Provisional




Design Patent Application




Reissue Patent




Post-Allowance Fees (These fees may become due only once at least one claim in your patent application has been allowed by the examiner.)

Large EntitySmall EntityMicro Entity

Issue Fee – Utility Patent




Issue Fee – Design Patent




Issue Fee – Reissue Patent




First Maintenance Fee (due 3.5 years from issuance)




Second Maintenance Fee (due 7.5 years from issuance)




Third Maintenance Fee (due 11.5 years from issuance)




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