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

$1,720

$785

$430

Utility Patent Application - Provisional

$280

$140

$70

Design Patent Application

$960

$480

$240

Reissue Patent

$3,160

$1,580

$790

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

$1,000

$500

$250

Issue Fee – Design Patent

$700

$350

$175

Issue Fee – Reissue Patent

$1,000

$500

$250

First Maintenance Fee (due 3.5 years from issuance)

$1,600

$800

$400

Second Maintenance Fee (due 7.5 years from issuance)

$3,600

$1,800

$900

Third Maintenance Fee (due 11.5 years from issuance)

$7,400

$3,700

$1,850

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