21 December 2007

Be brief, patent applicant!

We copycat IPKat*:

The European Patent Office has announced a punitive fee schedule effective April 1, 2009, that will punish applicants filing more than 15 claims in an application. A 200 € ($ 287) fee per claim will be assessed for excess claims. But, if the claims go over 50, the penalty per claim jumps to 500 € ($ 717).

*muchas gracias also Hal Wegner

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