37 CFR 42.15: Fees

Taken from the Ninth Edition of the MPEP, Revision 07.2015, Last Revised in November 2015

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42.15    Fees.

  • (a) On filing a petition for inter partes review of a patent, payment of the following fees are due:
    • (1)
      Inter Partes Review request fee:......$9,000.00.
    • (2)
      Inter Partes Review Post-Institution fee:......$14,000.00.
    • (3)
      In addition to the Inter Partes Review request fee, for requesting review of each claim in excess of 20, including unchallenged claims from which a challenged claim depends:......$200.00.
    • (4)
      In addition to the Inter Partes Post-Institution request fee, for requesting review of each claim in excess of 15, including unchallenged claims from which a challenged claim depends:......$400.00.
  • (b) On filing a petition for post-grant review or covered business method patent review of a patent, payment of the following fees are due:
    • (1)
      Post-Grant or Covered Business Method Patent Review request fee:......$12,000.00.
    • (2)
      Post-Grant or Covered Business Method Patent Review Post-Institution fee:......$18,000.00.
    • (3)
      In addition to the Post-Grant or Covered Business Method Patent Review request fee, for requesting review of each claim in excess of 20, including unchallenged claims from which a challenged claim depends:......$250.00.
    • (4)
      In addition to the Post-Grant or Covered Business Method Patent Review Post-Institution request fee, for requesting review of each claim in excess of 15, including unchallenged claims from which a challenged claim depends:......$550.00.
  • (c) On the filing of a petition for a derivation proceeding, payment of the following fees is due:
    • (1)
      Derivation petition fee:......$400.00.
  • (d)
    Any request requiring payment of a fee under this part, including a written request to make a settlement agreement available:......$400.00.
[Added, 77 FR 48612, Aug. 14, 2012, effective Sept. 16, 2012; revised, 78 FR 4212, Jan. 18, 2013, effective Mar. 19, 2013; paras. (a)(3), (a)(4), (b)(3), and (b)(4) revised, 80 FR 28561, May 19, 2015, effective May 19, 2015]