On January 1, 2014, the USPTO will implement some new fees, including some significant fee decreases. Here are some highlights:

* Issue fee: from $1,780 to $960
* Reissue fee: from $1,780 to $960
* Design issue fee: from $1020 to $560
* Publication fee: eliminated (from $300 to $0)
* Assignment recordation fee, electronic: eliminated (from $40 to $0)

Small and micro entity fee still apply to the above. Reductions for various fees for new PCT applications will also be implemented, as well as reductions for small and micro entities.

“See Current Fee Schedule.(USPTO Fee Schedule with 1-1-14 changes)”:http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/ac/qs/ope/fee031913.htm