IP: Is the Patent Office trying to price the AIA out of existence?

Drastic fee increases would discourage use of intended improvements to U.S. patent system

This is the fifth in a series of articles on the America Invents Act (AIA).

Sticker shock

“Micro Entities” get a discount

Substantial patent fee increases are tempered by the AIA’s provision of a “micro entity” discount, which provides a 75 percent reduction in most patent fees for applicants that:


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Jeremy Kriegel

Jeremy Kriegel is a partner at Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP, a Chicago intellectual property law firm, and relies on his mechanical engineering...

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