On November 14, 2017, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published a final rule on fee increases that will take effect on January 16, 2018. 82 Fed. Reg. 52,780. The USPTO has substantially increased the fees for filing petitions for inter partes review (IPR), post-grant review (PGR) and covered business method (CBM) review to recover the costs associated with conducting AIA trials.

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