Patent Annuity Overcharges

If you use a patent annuity services provider to maintain your international intellectual property portfolio, you may have been charged substantial hidden fees in violation of your contract with your annuity services provider.

Following an extensive investigation, Shapiro Haber & Urmy LLP has determined that some major providers of patent annuity services have been charging their customers more for these services than is allowed under their contracts with their customers. Our investigation has shown that some providers earn far more from the undisclosed charges than from negotiated fees for the patent annuity services.

If you or your company are outsourcing international annuity services, and would like more information about what Shapiro Haber & Urmy has learned about these overcharges, please call Michelle H. Blauner or Edward F. Haber at (617) 439-3939 or (800) 287-8119 or email them at or Alternatively, you may click here to contact us through our website.

We would be happy to review your annuity services contract and a sample of your invoices to determine whether you have been paying the unauthorized hidden charges.  We would do so without any cost or obligation to you.