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DOC/PTO RIN: 0651-AD02 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Setting and Adjusting Patent Fees During Fiscal Year 2017 

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (Office) takes this action to set and adjust Patent fee amounts to provide the Office with a sufficient amount of aggregate revenue to recover its aggregate cost of operations while helping the Office maintain a sustainable funding model, reduce the current patent application backlog, decrease patent pendency, improve quality, and upgrade the Office's business information technology capability and infrastructure.

Agency: Department of Commerce(DOC)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 37 CFR 1    37 CFR 41   
Legal Authority: Pub. L. 112-29   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  10/04/2016  81 FR 68150   
NPRM Comment Period End  12/02/2016 
Final Rule  04/00/2017 
Final Rule Effective  06/00/2017 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Organizations  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Brendan Hourigan
Director, Office of Planning and Budget
Department of Commerce
Patent and Trademark Office
P.O. Box 1450,
Alexandria, VA 22313-1450
Phone:571 272-8966
Fax:571 273-8966