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EPO: Fee Reductions Effective April 1, 2018

The European Patent Office announced that effective April 1, 2018 fee reductions for patent applications entered into force.   A summary of these fee reductions includes the following:

  • The EPO will not apply the biennial fee adjustment for 2018-2020.
  • PCT search and Examination fees are reduced by EUR 100 each
  • Increased discount on EPO examination fees for files already examined by the EPO in PCT proceedings from the current 50% to 75%.  Applicants will now only pay EUR 456.24 instead of EUR 912.50

Source:  EPO