Patent fees for a sustainable EU patent system
Jérôme Danguy () and
Bruno van Pottelsberghe de la Potterie
World Patent Information, 2011, vol. 33, issue 3, 240-247
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.
Keywords: European; patent; system; Fees; EU; patent (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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