Information on patent fees for the years 1991, 1996, 2001 and 2011.
Provides information held by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) on:
- estimated patent costs (fees) including the cases of reduced fees for SMEs
- the timing of fees (including any differences for SMEs) and grants for SMEs or small entities offered
- the total number of examiners at the patent office
- the processing time and pendencies
This information has been released by the IPO under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.