European patent application costs cut
This article was originally published in Clinica
The European Patent Office (EPO) has reduced its fees for filing new European patent applications, says Boult Wade Tennant, a European patent law firm. Designation fees for each member state have also been cut and the deadline for their payment has been extended. The basic EPO filing fee has been reduced from £1,040 ($1,664) to £723, while designation fees have been cut from £2,482 to £952. Designation fees are no longer required at the time of filing.