US National Stage Application: The Basics Let’s begin with the basics of filing a national stage application in the US based on an international PCT application. When is the US National Stage Deadline? The deadline to enter the US national phase is 30 months from the priority date. If the deadline has already passed, it […]
What are minimum USPTO fees that must be paid at the initial filing of US national stage patent application?
Bare Minimum Fee for Entering US National Stage The bare minimum official fee due upon filing a U.S. national phase patent application is the basic national fee. As of the date of this post, the basic filing fee is $280 for a large entity and $140 for a small entity. What if the PCT application contains excess claims or multiple […]
Yes, if the earliest filing date of the application is after September 16, 2012 (post patent reform/AIA). For a fuller discussion of patent applicant vs. assignee, see here.