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Patent fees for a sustainable EU patent system

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38258 45655 2011 8 PDF Available
Title
Patent fees for a sustainable EU patent system
Abstract

This paper puts forward a sustainable fee structure for the EU Patent (COMPAT). The proposal includes pre-grant and post-grant fees and illustrates the differences between Euro-direct applications and PCT applications. The break-even analysis shows that the COMPAT would make the European patent system more attractive with significantly lower relative costs. At the same time, the new schedule provides a financially sustainable model for the system by preserving relatively high absolute fees and allowing for a fee reduction for small innovative firms and public research organizations.

► Overall: proposal for a sustainable patent fee structure, for Euro-direct and Euro-PCT applications. ► The proposal is consistent with what industries are prepared to pay. ► The proposal is associated with a sharp drop in relative costs, as compared to other large patent offices.

Keywords
K41; P14; O34European patent system; Fees; EU patent
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Publisher
Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: World Patent Information - Volume 33, Issue 3, September 2011, Pages 240–247
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Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Bioengineering
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