What are the maintenance fees for keeping a patent? 1 Answers as of October 29, 2010

I am trying to decide if I want to apply for a design patent and I am weighing the costs. I read online that you have to pay certain maintenance fees to keep the patent current. How much do these fees cost and how often do you have to pay them? Who do you pay them to?

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Design patents have no maintenance fees. Only utility patents have maintenance fees.
Answer Applies to: Oregon
Replied: 10/29/2010
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