The typical office action rejection comes with a three month timeline, extendible for another three months with payment of a fee. The fee escalates for each month of delay.
- $220 – One Month Delay
- $640 – Two Months Delay
- $1,480 – Three Months Delay
After three months, the case is deemed abandoned and can only be revived based upon exceptional circumstances.
Here is my question: How do you decide who pays the fees?