Decrease in Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) fees

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Decrease in Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) fees

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) fee schedule was updated with the following change, effective September 1:

PCT fees to foreign offices

  • 1716: International search, Japan Patent Office (JPO) as International Searching Authority (ISA) – fee decrease from $1,336 to $1,250

The fee schedule provides information and fee rates for our products and services. For additional information, please call the USPTO Contact Center at 571-272-1000 or 800-786-9199, or visit the PCT Fees page of the USPTO website.