On January 1st, 2013 the Israeli Patent Office will implement new regulations dramatically affecting official fees for both local and PCT applications entering the national phase. The tables below detail each of the fees required by the Office with the designated changes. For the most part, applicants can expect sharp increases in both filing and renewal fees:
*New fee applicable 1 January 2013
**Approximate currency exchange rate as of 19 Dec 2012
Fortunately, the new amendment offers some relief to individual inventors and smaller companies. Corporate applicants having a turnover of less than ILS 10 million (US$2.7 million) in the last calendar year qualify for a 40% reduction on the filing and nationals fees. For everyone else, filing on or before December 31st, 2012 will guarantee the existing official fees.
For a complete summary of Israel’s requirements for entry into the national phase, check out WIPO’s PCT Applicant’s Guide. And if you’re interested in a free 1-click cost estimate for your PCT, simply register with us at inovia.com.