Is a Power of Attorney required to pay a maintenance fee?

If a new patent attorney or law firm plans to pay the maintenance fee for an issued patent, a Power of Attorney (POA) is not required according 37 CFR 1.366.

Need help with paying a patent maintenance fee?

Email patent attorney Vic Lin at or call (949) 223-9623 to get a flat rate estimate for paying your patent maintenance fee.

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