Press release | 2008-03-06 10:09:52
April this year sees an increase in European Patent Office (EPO) charges, with applicants likely to be hit hardest by the new excess claims fees.
The EPO currently charges €45 for every claim after the 10th claim, but from 1 April 2008 the fee becomes €200 for every claim after the 15th.
A second round of changes, to come into force from 1 April 2009, will see excess claims fees increase again, so that for every claim after the 51st the cost becomes a weighty €500 per claim.
For full details on all EPO fee changes visit the EPO website.
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