Fees are going up by an average of about 5%. Basic out-of-pocket costs for filing a utility application will go up to $910 for a small entity, and half that for a micro-entity. Of course, additional charges will still apply for excessive number of claims and excessive number of pages. The patent office is also continuing to disfavor multiple dependent claims, raising the base charge for such claims from $820 to $860. Continuing prosecution costs will also increase, for Continued Examinations (RCEs), extensions, and issue fees. Interestingly, the patent office will begin applying a surcharge for applications filed in formats other than DOCX, but that surcharge will not take effect until Jan 1, 2022. Current fees can be found on the USPTO website.