US National Stage Application: The Basics For most international patent applicants, the US is one of the top national phase PCT countries to be considered. This practical guideline will help non-US applicants prepare for national stage entry into the US. Let’s begin with the basics of filing a national stage application with the USPTO based […]
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 […]
Can an Assignee also be identified as an Applicant in a US national phase application? Yes, if the earliest filing date of the US national phase application is after September 16, 2012 (post patent reform/AIA). For a fuller discussion of patent applicant vs. assignee, see here.