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There are a few people whom the USPTO will allow to pay these fees. You (the patentee) or any other person or organization on behalf of the patentee can make the necessary payments. Keep in mind there may be surcharges as well so you are going to want to factor that in.
Your maintenance fees are due at specific periods after receiving your patent and there is certain information that must be provided when submitting these fees. The time frame for a patentee to pay their maintenance fees without a surcharge are at:
A surcharge may apply if these maintenance fees are paid during a grace period. The grace periods are as follows:
Something to keep in mind is that if the entire maintenance fee along with the corresponding surcharge isn’t paid in full, it does not constitute as a payment. To avoid losing your patent rights, be sure you meet these requirements on the timeframes mentioned above.
Are you at risk of losing your patent? Did the USPTO deny you the right to obtain a patent for your idea or invention? If so, now would be a good time to give us a call. Our featured a patent lawyers in South Dakota are aware of your rights as an inventor and understand how essential it is to have a patent for your product. Therefore, to avoid any more delay in your receiving your patent or at least a temporary patent, contact us now or one of the patent attorneys featured on our site.
There are a few ways you can submit your renewal fees in order to remain in compliance with the USPTO. These include:
Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Attn: Maintenance Fees
2051 Jamieson Avenue, Suite 300
Alexandra, VA 22314
If you have any patent or trademark questions, one of our South Dakota patent lawyers will gladly help you.
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