CountryEstimated Fees/Costs Based on 30 Page ApplicationEstimated Fees/Costs Based on 100 Page ApplicationDeadline and Costs for Examination RequestNotes

Australia

$4,500

$4,500

Due within 5 years of international filing date or within 2-months of issuance of a Direction to Request Examination, whichever is earliest (additional $1800).

Excess fees of $125 for each claim over 20 are payable at acceptance ($250 for each claim over 30).

Brazil

$5,600

$9,000

Due within 3-years of the international filing date (additional $3,000).

Includes translation costs; add’l fee of $52 for each priority claim over 1; includes $8 fee for each claim over 10 (up to 20).

Canada

$4,500

$4,500

Due within 4-years of international filing date (additional $2,500).

No excess claims fees/size fees (however, proposed rule change for $80 per claim over 20) and $4.80 per page over 100.

China

$7,500

$14,500

Due within 3-years from the priority date (costs included).

Includes translation costs (average $100 per page); includes $150 per claim over 10 (up to 20); two month extension is $510.

EPO

$10,000

$12,000

Examination requested at time of entry.

Estimate based on preparation and filing of claim amendments to reduce the number of claims to at least 15.** Each claim over 15 is $350.

India

$4,000

$5,500

Due within 48-months of the earliest priority date or the date of filing the application, whichever is earlier (no additional costs).

Includes excess claims fees of $28 per claim over 10 (up to 20).

Israel

$3,500

$4,000

Due at the time of national phase entry (no additional costs).

Excess claims fees of $150 for each claim over 50.

Japan

$11,000

$17,000

Due within 3-years from international filing date (additional $3,500).

Includes translation costs. Includes claims fees of $37 per claim.

South Korea

$6,500

$18,000

Due within 5-years from the international filing date (additional $2,500).

Includes translation costs; includes claims fees of $38 per claim; each priority claim is $17.

Mexico

$7,500

$12,000

Due at the time of national phase entry (no additional cost).

Each priority claim is $240; no official claims fees.

New Zealand

$4,500

$4,500

Due within 5 years of international filing date or within 2-months of issuance of a Direction to Request Examination, whichever is earliest (additional $1,900).

Excess fees for claims over 30 are payable at acceptance.

Russian Federation

$6,200

$14,000

Due within 3-years of international filing date (additional $1,500).

Includes translation costs.; Claims fees of $37 for each independent claim over 1.

Singapore

$5,000

$5,000

Due within 3-years of earliest priority date (additional $2,900).

Excess claims fees of $30 for each claim over 20.

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

**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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