The USPTO has now made available a 75% discount on most fees for “micro entites”. A micro entity is an applicant who:
(1) qualifies as a “small entity”;
(2) neither the applicant nor the inventor nor any joint inventor has been named as the inventor on more than four previously filed patent applications;
(3) neither the applicant nor the inventor nor any joint inventor had a gross income exceeding three times the mediam household income in the preceding calendar year; and
(4) has not assigned, granted, or conveyed, and is not under an obligation to assign, grant, or convey, a license or other ownership interest in the application.
As a micro entity, the discount on most USPTO fees will provide significant savings. We invite you to contact us if you believe you may qualify.