Decrease in Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) fees

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Decrease in Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) fees

The fee schedule was updated with the following changes, effective October 1:

PCT fees to foreign offices

  • 1704: International search, European Patent Office (EPO) as International Searching Authority (ISA) – fee decrease from $1,946 to $1,816
  • 1712: International search, IP Australia (IPAU) as ISA – fee decrease from $1,604 to $1,502

The fee schedule provides information and fee rates for our products and services. For additional information, please call the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Contact Center (UCC) at 571-272-1000 or 800-786-9199, or visit the PCT Fees page of the USPTO website.