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Will an issue fee increase if it is paid after 1/16/2018?
No. The sum specified on the notice of allowance is the issue fee that you will owe, even if the U.S.P.T.O. raised its fees after sending you the notice of allowance, but before the date that you paid the issue fee.
See MPEP 1303.
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