DISCOUNTED PATENT FEES, SMALL ENTITIES AND MIRCO-ENTITIES

The America Invents Act of 2011 is best known for establishing “the First Inventor to File” system.  However it also created or defined “Micro-Entities”.  Micro-Entities are entitled to a 75 percent discount on filing fees.  Unfortunately the definition of a Micro-Entity is convoluted. First, a Micro-Entity is a small entity, i.e., it has fewer than…

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