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Patent and Inventing Discussion => PatentFile Website Questions and Reviews => Topic started by: Cotton on April 16, 2017, 11:28:40 AM

Title: Small Entity Status vs Micro Entity Status
Post by: Cotton on April 16, 2017, 11:28:40 AM
Hi,Brad

What is the difference between Small & Micro Entity. I am also confused on what the total fee, it states,
Filing Fee of $260 ($130 for small entity) ($65 for micro entity). Can you elaborate for me is this my fee, for example, Small Entity $260.00 or $130.00?
Also is my Cover Sheet also my Application Datasheet? as numbers do not match.
Title: Re: Small Entity Status vs Micro Entity Status
Post by: Brad on April 17, 2017, 08:35:17 AM
If you are filing as an individual you may qualify for "micro entity" which means you only pay $65 to file the provisional.  To see if you qualify check out this calculator (created by me):
http://microentitycalculator.com/