Newbie’s Guide to Intellectual Property protection: No. 02
PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty) application costs
First of all PCT application aka International Application is not a patent. It is aninternational patent application. There is no such a thing like worldwide patent or international patent. The main point of PCT or international application is that itworks like one application for all countries and it gives a time for applicant to decideto go or not to go in national phase. PCT application includes international searchreport and preliminary examination report. When you are done with these steps it iseasier to apply for national patent in chosen countries. This step is called a national phase.Costs are given just for information because they depend very significantly on achosen country and chosen search and examination authority(ies).
– application itself Costs related to an application itself is as follows:1.1. International filling fee – 848EUR (1184USD);1.2. International filling fee – 84.8EUR (118.4USD) if applicant is also inventor;2. Fee per sheet over 30 – 10EUR (13USD) for each page;3. E-filling reduction – 64EUR (89USD);4. Transmittal fee – depends on each country separately (application receiving office). Not more than 100EUR;5. International patent search:5.1. 1700 EUR if European Patent Office is chosen;5.2. 390 USD if Russian Patent Office is chosen;5.3. 2080 USD if US Patent and Trademark Office is chosen.All together approximately
if you file on your own. If you will use patentattorney (recommended – see previous publication) it will be additional 500EUR atleast.The next step is to wait for search report and be prepared for requesting a preliminaryexamination.
– preliminary examination request1. Preliminary examination request:1.1.
if European Patent Office is chosen + handling fee
;1.2. 200 USD if Russian Patent Office is chosen + handling fee 171 USD;1.3. 600 USD if US Patent and Trademark Office is chosen + handling fee 171 USD.When examination is requested and fees are paid, then you should wait for examination report with examiners‘ opinion. Mostly examination report will includethe same previous received search report plus examiners‘ opinion.