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EPO raises punitive fees

James Nurton, London

European patent applicants will have to pay higher fees for filing more than 15 claims or writing applications with more than 35 pages under changes announced by the EPO

According to changes published on the EPO’s website, the fee for each claim from the 16th up to the 50th will be €200, while the 51st claim upwards will cost €500.

The fees for the 16th to 50th claims will...

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