Understanding the cost structure while applying for a patent may help in making some important decisions. Hence, rather than having a generic understanding of the total cost, it helps if you understand the breakdown of the cost structure as well as the time of incurring such expenses.
The substantial costs involved in processing a patent application includes, the charge that needs to be paid for the patent office (statutory fee) as well as the fee paid to the patent company (professional fee). The Inventhelp Pittsburgh Headquarters fee varies based on the service provider you may select. Hence, in the following paragraphs I will deal just with the statutory fee.
The statutory fee depends on who the applicant of the patent is. The Indian Patent Office (IPO) has categorized the applicants into 2 categories:
Any person obtaining a patent is considered as an organic person. On the other hand, all the other entities that do not fall under the initial category naturally come under the 2nd category. For instance, legal entities, such as, companies would come under the next category. It will probably be noted that, a patent application might have multiple applicant, as well as if one of many applicants usually do not fall under the initial category, then your patent application is recognized as filed by the second category applicants.
The patent office collects 4 times the fee through the second category applicants when compared with first category applicants.
In this post, I am going to list down the fee applicable to the first category applicants. You could multiply this fee with 4 to determine the fee applicable to the second category applicants.
An application for grant of patent needs to be submitted. A fee of Indian rupee (INR) 1000 has to be paid while submitting the patent application in the Indian Patent Office (IPO). This is a mandatory fee. The exchange rate for 1 US dollars was Indian rupee 45 at the time of scripting this article.
An early publication request needs to be submitted if one wishes to have their patent application published earlier than the patent office norm of publishing patent applications eighteen months through the priority date (date on which you initially file Inventhelp Inventors for your invention). This request has a fee of Indian rupee 2500. The main advantages of early publication include expedition from the patent application examination process.
A request examination of patent application has to be submitted. A fee of INR 2500 has to be paid, requesting the IPO to look at your patent application. This fee can be paid within 48 months from your priority date. However, remember that the patent office considers your application for examination only after receiving this fee. Hence, in order to expedite wpqfgj patent process, it is best to pay this fee in the earliest. This is a mandatory fee.
The IPO accepts patent specifications, which has approximately 30 sheets without charging any extra fee. However, if the specification crosses 30 sheets, a fee of INR 100/sheet for each extra sheet needs to be paid for the IPO. This can be a mandatory fee.
Further, the IPO accepts Idea Help, which includes up to 10 claims (no limitation on independent claims) without charging any extra fee. However, when the specification has more than 10 claims, then this fee of INR 200/Claim for every extra claim must be paid for the IPO. It is a mandatory fee.