Sec.121.805: May a business concern self-certify its size status?

(a) A concern verifies its size status with its submission of its patent application.

(b) Any attempt to establish small size status improperly (fraudulently, through gross negligence, or otherwise) may result in remedial action by the Patent and Trademark Office.

(c) In the absence of credible information indicating otherwise, the Patent and Trademark Office may accept the verification by the concern as a small business as true.

(d) Questions concerning the size verification are resolved initially by the Patent and Trademark Office. If not verified as small, the applicant may request a formal SBA size determination.

 

Source: Code of Federal Regulations, Title 13, Volume 1, Revised as of January 1, 2003, Part 121 - Small Business Size Regulations, Subpart A - Size Eligibility Provisions and Standards, Size Eligibility Requirements for Paying Reduced Patent Fees