Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office: Setting and Adjusting Patent Fees
GAO-13-329R: Feb 4, 2013
- Full Report:
GAO reviewed the Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office's (PTO) new rule on setting and adjusting patent fees. GAO found that (1) the final rule sets or adjusts patent fees as authorized by the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act; and (2) PTO complied with applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.