Fees in patent registration
Anyone may apply for the registration of a patent he has invented. If the patent meets the criteria and indeed brings with it a line of innovation – you will receive ownership of it in accordance with the Patent Law. Registering patents in Israel determines your rights to the patent in Israel only. If you want to secure patent rights in other countries you will have to apply for registration in each of them. It is important to note that patent laws are not the same all over the world. Each country has its own patent laws. Fee rates in patent registration are also not uniform.
Do I have to contact a patent attorney to register a patent?
The law does not impose an obligation to contact a patent attorney or accompany the process with a patent attorney, but most developers choose to do so. Accompaniment and guidance of a professional saves quite a bit of time and money. The correct wording of things increases your chances of getting a positive answer. Please note that the payment for professional accompaniment does not cancel fee payments or entitles you to a discount.
How much does it cost to register a patent?
Information on fee rates in patent registration can be found online on the website of the Patent Registrar. As mentioned, professional accompaniment involves an additional fee and it is worth choosing it. Unprofessional registration of patents can lead to high expenses and end in a negative answer. There are cases where incorrect filing of a patent cannot be corrected. Costs of registering patents together with professional guidance range from several tens of thousands of shekels in a minimal procedure to hundreds of thousands of shekels in a procedure that includes registration in several countries.
How is the price determined?
Fee rates in patent registration remain the same whether you choose professional guidance or not. The submission of the initial application usually involves the payment of a few hundred shekels, with a fee of a few thousand shekels expected later. Fee rates in patent registration do not depend on the patent attorney. This is a fee that is transferred to the Registrar of Patents. There are cases where professional accompaniment actually manages to lower the costs. The patent attorney knows how to properly use the benefits and chooses the cheapest way to register. An experienced patent attorney will know how to provide you with a price estimate so that you will not be surprised and will be able to prepare properly financially. Necessary budget management to ensure the completion of the procedure includes expenses of prototype development, fee rates in patent registration and payment to consultants.
Fee rates for registering patents worldwide
Patent laws are not the same all over the world and so are fee payments. Costs of patent registration vary between countries and we must examine the criteria and prices in each country. The countries in which it is profitable for you to apply for a patent will be chosen according to business considerations.
What is important to do before applying for registration?
A thorough search of the patent database is the first step on the way to registering a patent. You will not want to invest money and pay fees just to find out later that there is already the same patent. A proper search will save you unnecessary expenses and heartache.