Proposed USPTO Fee Changes Will Make It Much More Expensive to Patent and to Challenge Patents on Therapeutics. You Have an Opportunity to Comment…


The United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO or PTO) recently announced proposed changes to certain fees it charges with respect to patent applications, design patents, and America Invents Act (AIA) trials. These changes may significantly increase costs associated with building a robust patent portfolio for New Chemical Entities (NCEs) and Biologics, and to challenge patents at the PTAB. An oral hearing on the proposed changes will be held on May 18, 2023, and the USPTO is accepting written comments until May 25, 2023.

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