USPTO Extends Certain CARES Act Relief for Small and Micro Entities
Under the CARES Act authority and its existing authority, the USPTO has extended from
July 1, 2020, to September 30, 2020, the time for small and micro entities to pay certain
patent-related fees that would otherwise have been due on or after March 27, 2020.
As set forth in the June 29 notice, the small and micro entity fees eligible for an extension
until September 30, 2020, include: basic filing fees, issue fees, maintenance fees, and other
fees. In addition to this extension, and although some of the other relief provided in past
notices is ending, other extensions of time and other relief remain available on a case-by-case basis.
The full USPTO June 29 notice may be found