“A Flaw in USPTO Systems to Be Aware of and Avoid” by Greg Gerstenzang and Bob Skrivanek Published on IPWatchdog

  • February 14, 2024

By: Gregory K. Gerstenzang and Robert A. Skrivanek, Jr.

Partners Gregory K. Gerstenzang and Robert A. Skrivanek, Jr., shared a cautionary tale about patent expiry dates and maintenance fees in their recent article for IPWatchdog.com.

Is your company paying the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) maintenance fees for expired patents? The USPTO requires payment of maintenance fees to keep a granted patent in force due at 3.5 years, 7.5 years, and 11.5 years after the date of grant of a patent. For 2023, these fees amount to $2,000, $3,760, and $7,700, respectively. You may be unknowingly paying maintenance fees for expired patents.

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