The fees on the EFS page should reflect the existing established entity size. Right now it always defaults to large entity, even if the company/assignee is already established as a small entity.
Maintenance fees are associated with the entity size at the time issue fee is paid. As patents are acquired and company sizes change, the entity size can change during the patent term.
Please let us select entity size change through the fee payment system, rather than requiring a separate communication.
When you pay fees, you can authorize withdrawal of other fees from your deposit account.
This option is not available when no fees are being paid.
Please add the option. While we can & have used the response text to authorize the use of the deposit account, the Patent Office is not always consistent about noticing such an authorization.
The list of fees when you submit an action via EFS is random. Why is the IDS fee of $180 under "Miscellaneous fees" and the "Processing fee" of $140 is immediately visible? What code sections do those "Processing fees" apply to? How do you pay the fee for something that you can't find? Please add the ability to search fees, and the actual code sections to which each fee corresponds (e.g. the Processing Fee appears ...more »