Modernization of EFS-Web

Previously Paid Issue Fee Amount

Currently, there is no way to pay an issue fee via the new payment system in an amount less than the current full amount (i.e., $1000). In some instances, an issue fee may be paid under an older fee schedule (i.e., $960), but withdrawn from issue for some reason (e.g., to IDS a foreign office action/references). Once the application is allowed again, only the difference (i.e., $40) should be due, but the payment system only permits full payment, so the only option is to rely on the issue form itself for payment. It would be helpful if the payment system was set up, like it is for extensions of time, to indicate an amount previously paid.



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Idea No. 300