Russian PCT Updates and New UAE Patent Fees

Patent Fees

Last Friday’s PCT Applicant Guide update only had one small change listed for Russia. We also heard about additional patent fees taking effect in the United Arab Emirates that will allow an examiner to issue amended fees during the examination phase – more to come on that as we get more details.  Here’s what’s changing […]

Three tips for more useful IP Fee Schedules

Whether you’re a corporate IP team or a law firm, you probably receive a large number of associate IP fee schedules. There’s no standard fee schedule format, so you often don’t have a lot of control over what you get, but there are three things you want to make sure are included in future schedules. […]

Israel and India PCT Fee Updates Coming

IP Forecaster

A Light Week of PCT Updates Last week was quiet (for fees), but things are picking back up! This week, we have a few small PCT Patent fee updates coming to Israel and India.  Let’s see what will be changing! Israel PCT Patent Fees Update Effective from March 1, 2024 Highlights of the Israel Updates: […]

Here’s what’s coming for Prokurio clients in March!

It’s hard to believe we’re already halfway through the first quarter! February will be gone before we know it, so we thought we’d give you a preview of what’s coming for Prokurio clients in March. Check out what’s coming! For our IP Forecaster clients: We have several improvements and new features planned for IP Forecaster […]

April EPO Fee Increase Details

EPO Fee Increase

There’s a new EPO Fee increase that will be effective on April 1, so we thought we’d take a moment this week to look into the details and help you understand when/if you will be paying more.Let’s dive in! The Big Picture You’ll find that the increases impact several areas of the application, granting, and […]

Here Come the Patent Fee Updates!

Patent Fee

There haven’t been a lot of Patent fee updates this year, but that is going to be changing soon. A large number of PCT fees are being adjusted in March, and several EP fees are getting a healthy increase in April. Let’s see what’s coming! EP Fee highlights – Effective April 1 We’ll publish a […]

Currency Preview for Q2 Patent Annuities

Patent Annuities

Invoices for patent annuities due in the second quarter of 2024 will arrive in one month, so we thought we’d check in with the currency markets* and see how currency costs for international payments compare with last year’s costs. Let’s take a look at some of the most common scenarios! For United States IP owners […]

Patent – Trademark – Design Fee Updates – Week of Jan 30


This week, we have a little bit of something for everyone. Some minor PCT updates for Israel and Iceland, a Madrid update for Israel, and Hague updates for Israel, Japan, and Hungary. Let’s see what’s changing! Israel Fee Update Highlights of the Israel PCT Updates effective from March 1, 2024: Annex D – International Searching […]

Patent and Trademark Fee Updates – Week of Jan 22

patent and trademark fee updates

The US has added a surcharge for Non-DOCX filings, and we have a couple of small PCT and Madrid fee updates this week. Let’s see what’s changing! New US Surcharge Effective January 17, 2024, any specifications, claims, or abstracts not filed in DOCX format will incur a surcharge. Large Entity Non-DOCX surcharge: 400 USD Small […]

New EP Validation options and Geneva Act Members (coming soon)

Georgia is now available when validating an EP patent, and the Geneva Act gets two new members – check out the details below. New EP Validation Option: Georgia The fee for validating a European patent in Georgia is 200 EUR, effective January 15th. Note: Validation of a European patent in Georgia is only available for […]

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