Feature Request: PTO Fee Schedules
In the Billing Module, the USPTO fees have already been imported and are maintained by clicking the "Load USPTO Fees" button in the Billing Item Templates section.
It would be amazing if you could also include European Patent and Trademark fee schedules, Madrid Trademark fee schedules (although that might be moot given the calculator they employ... or maybe link to the calculator from AppColl, add the variables, and then import the final results???), PCT fee schedules, and then maybe other countries over time, depending on volume or demand?
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Hi there. Thank you for the suggestion. We will certainly look into this.
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@RichardS3059 In that case, I would list this request as a sub-task for expanding the non-US country support.
It seems that the infrasturcture for importing PTO fee schedules is already in place as evidenced by the USPTO fee schedule, so it might be a relatively simple task to program an API to scrape that data from PTOs that are trying to make it easy to share data in this way, especially since fee schedules are publicly available on the general sites (*granted, there are a lot of PTO sites that are horribly designed, and/or that do not allow APIs, but the EUIPO, for example, started a pilot project early last year to develop their APIs, and other countries are (or will be) following suit, as more of the industry moves to paperless, I believe).
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@TarC6989 While that might be a nice idea, given how little support is currently builtin to AppColl for non-U.S. prosecution, I'd rather they spend time developing that support.