Changes to Patent Fees under the Consolidated Appropriations Act,
The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005 (H.R. 4818) is currently pending
before Congress. Upon enactment, H.R. 4818 will result in certain changes,
�� Revised patent fees;
�� A separate fee for filing a patent, searching a patent, and examining a
patent (all of which are due on filing); and
�� An additional fee for any patent application whose specification and
drawings exceed 100 sheets of paper (“application size” fee).
The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005, will take effect on the date it is
signed by the President. The USPTO anticipates the Consolidated Appropriations
Act, 2005, to be enacted sometime in the near future.
Since the USPTO does not know when the Consolidated Appropriations Act of
2005 will become law, we suggest that you monitor this site on a regular basis.
We will post additional information on this site as soon as possible after
enactment of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005. For additional
information, please contact the USPTO Contact Center at (703) 308-4357 or