The USPTO today announced that a Federal Register Notice will be issued on Monday March 27 changing the effective date of the Non-DOCX filing fee to June 30, 2023. The USPTO states in the notice:
The effective date of this new fee was most recently delayed in a final rule published in the Federal Register on December 29, 2022 and was scheduled to become effective on April 3, 2023. Through this final rule, the USPTO is delaying the effective date of this fee until June 30, 2023.
Element IP will continue to keep you informed of developments in the USPTO’s implementation of DOCX filing.