Knowing the cost structure while trying to get a patent will help in making some important decisions. Hence, rather than having a generic idea about the total cost, it helps if you understand the breakdown of the cost structure and the time of incurring such expenses.
The substantial costs associated with processing a patent application includes, the charge that has got to be paid to the patent office (statutory fee) and the fee paid to the patent service provider (professional fee). The Inventhelp Office fee varies based on the provider you may select. Hence, in this article I will deal only with the statutory fee.
The statutory fee depends upon who the applicant of the patent is. The Indian Patent Office (IPO) has categorized the applicants into 2 categories:
Anyone trying to get a patent is regarded as an all natural person. On the contrary, all the other entities which do not fall under the first category naturally fit into the 2nd category. As an example, legal entities, including, companies would fit into the 2nd category. It will probably be noted that, a patent application might have several applicant, as well as if one of the applicants tend not to come under the first category, then the patent application is regarded as filed from the second category applicants.
The patent office collects 4 times the fee from the second category applicants when compared with first category applicants.
In this post, I will list on the fee applicable to the first category applicants. You could multiply this fee with 4 to ascertain the fee applicable for the second category applicants.
An application for grant of patent needs to be submitted. A fee of Indian rupee (INR) 1000 must be paid while submitting the patent application within the Indian Patent Office (IPO). This is a mandatory fee. The exchange rate for 1 US dollars was Indian rupee 45 during writing this article.
An early publication request needs to be submitted if an individual wishes to acquire their patent application published earlier than the patent office norm of publishing patent applications 18 months from your priority date (date where you first file Inventhelp Invention Stories to your invention). This request has a fee of Indian rupee 2500. The advantages of early publication include expedition in the patent application examination process.
A ask for examination of patent application must be submitted. A fee of INR 2500 has to be paid, requesting the IPO to check your patent application. This fee can be paid within 48 months from the priority date. However, be aware that the patent office considers your application for examination only after receiving this fee. Hence, if you wish to expedite wpqfgj patent process, it is best to pay this fee in the earliest. It is a mandatory fee.
The IPO accepts patent specifications, that has approximately 30 sheets without charging any extra fee. However, when the specification crosses 30 sheets, a fee of INR 100/sheet for each and every extra sheet needs to be paid to the IPO. It is a mandatory fee.
Further, the IPO accepts Inventor Ideas, that has as much as 10 claims (no limitation on independent claims) without charging any extra fee. However, in the event the specification has more than 10 claims, then the fee of INR 200/Claim for each and every extra claim has to be paid for the IPO. This can be a mandatory fee.