FOI release

Patent fees

Information on patent fees for the years 1991, 1996, 2001 and 2011.


Patent fees

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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.

Published 26 November 2014