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Is there a time limit in which the Petition to Accept Late Payment of Issue Fee needs to be filed ? No, there is not, in the sense that, no one has jurisdiction to extend time limit beyond the three months period given in notice of allowance; only 37 CFR 1.137 relief is available. Reference 1, which states "The Director has no authority to extend the ...


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In most countries, it is mandatory that patent applications are filed by patent attorney or agent registered in that country on behalf of inventor. For those countries means of payment of fees from 'your account' is purely academic. What @ DonQuiKong has said about payment procedure is right. However, few countries like the US, India allow filing by ...


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