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USPTO Adjusts Fees for PTAB IPR Proceedings, PTAB Litigation Blog

November 2017

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On November 14th, the USPTO issued a final rule setting and adjusting patent fees during fiscal year 2017. The new fees, set to take effect January 16, 2018, include upward adjustments of fees for requesting Inter Partes Review (IPR) and post-institution fees paid when a trial is instituted (both are due at Petition filing) at the PTAB. The increase in IPR fees is fairly significant, raising fees by 32.6% from $23,000 to $30,500 for an instituted trial.

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