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Limit number of claims Utility Patent Application
« on: Nov 11th, 2006, 10:22am »
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hello there!
 
What is the Limit number of claims for a new utility patent application?  20?
 
How much cost any aditional new claim after pass the limit?
 
What is the total limit of claims?  
 
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Re: Limit number of claims Utility Patent Applicat
« Reply #1 on: Nov 11th, 2006, 1:14pm »
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For the basic filing fees, one can include 20 claims, 3 of which are independent, and not have to pay any additional fees.
 
There is no limit to the amount of claims one can include in a patent application.
 
Current fee schedule:
 
http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/ac/qs/ope/fee2006october14.htm
 
If you need help calculating excess claims fees, write back with a specific example...
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Re: Limit number of claims Utility Patent Applicat
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WIth your basic filing fee, you get up to 20 claims, up to 3 of which can be independent.  There is no upper limit to the number of claims, but as a practical matter you should try to keep the number reasonable so the examiner might actually examine it.
 
Each claim over 20 is $50.  Each independent claim over 3 is $200.  Small entities get 50% off.
 
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