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November 12, 2007


With deferred examination, the search and examination fee should not have to be paid until the request for examination is filed. However, it is not clear from 37 CFR 1.16 if these fees may be deferred. Rule 1.103(d) provides that the publication fee and a $130 petition processing fee (per 1.17(i)) must be paid at the time the suspension of examination is requested, which would seem to imply that the search and examination fees may be deferred, but as I've never tried this, I don't how the USPTO would react if the request was made upon filing, without payment of the search and examination. Any ideas on what would happen? And do you know how the fee schedule in Japan works?

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