CountryEstimated Fees/Costs Based on 30 Page ApplicationEstimated Fees/Costs Based on 100 Page ApplicationDeadline and Costs for Examination RequestNotes
Australia$2,500$2,600Due within 5 years of international filing date or within 2-months of issuance of a Direction to Request Examination, whichever is earliest (additional $1000).
Brazil$3,500$6,700Due within 3-years of the international filing date (additional $1,500 for 30 page application or $4,000 for 100 page application + claims fees for claims over 10).Includes translation costs.
Canada$2,500$2,500Due within 5-years of international filing date (additional $1,300).
China$5,000$12,000Due within 3-years from the priority date (costs included).Includes translation costs; consider sequence listing costs where applicable.**
EPO$9,500$12,000Due within 6-months after the date on which the European Patent Bulletin mentions the publication of the European Search Report (no additional costs).Estimate based on preparation and filing of claims amendments to reduce the number of claims to at least 15.***
India$3,000$4,300Due within 48-months of the earliest priority date or the date of filing the application, whichever is earlier (no additional costs).Consider sequence listing costs where applicable.**
Israel$2,000$2,600Due at the time of national phase entry (no additional costs).
Japan$7,000$14,000Due within 3-years from international filing date (additional $2,200).Includes translation costs.
South Korea$4,400$9,500Due within 5-years from the international filing date (additional $2,000 for 30 page application/$3,000 for 100 page application).Includes translation costs.
Mexico$4,600$7,600Due at the time of national phase entry (no additional cost).
New Zealand$2,200$2,200Due within 5 years of international filing date or within 2-months of issuance of a Direction to Request Examination, whichever is earliest (additional $1,300).
Russian Federation$4,600$9,600Due within 3-years of international filing date (included in initial costs).Includes translation costs.
Singapore$2,000$2,000Due within 3-years of earliest priority date (additional $1,700).


*Based on current exchange rates and estimates of current costs/fees, which are subject to change.

**In China and India, sequence listings are considered part of the application and therefore must be considered for additional page fees.

***By use of multiple dependencies in accordance with European patent practice (excess claims fees are about $320 for each claim numbering over 15).

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