Costs to file a Patent
A professionally drafted patent application in the United Kingdom will usually cost between £2,000 and £6,000 depending on its complexity.
Once the UK patent application has been filed, there is a one year period before steps have to be taken to continue in the UK and to seek protection in other countries.
> UK PATENT OFFICE OFFICIAL FEES
UK Patent Application : Pre-Payment :
UK Patent Application : Post Payment Surcharge :
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Excess Claim Fee - Over 25 Claims
Excess Page Fee - Over 35 Pages
Grant Renewal Fees
Plus Excess Claim Fee
Plus Excess Page Fee
> WHY YOU NEED TO USE AN EXPERT TO COMPILE AND FILE A PATENT
There is no law that dictates you have to use a patent attorney or agents to protect new technological rights. Anyone with an understanding of the process can independently compile and file a patent with the Patent Office. However just because you can, does not mean you should.
A patent is only as secure as the content contained within it. So unless you are proficient in drafting and filing patents etc, best practice is to employ the services of an expert who has the expertise and experience to fully protect your technological rights and prevent someone else from circumnavigating around it.
Everyone who has ever succeeded, has at some point recognised their strengths, weaknesses and acknowledged the importance of employing best people.
Our goal is to help our clients succeed by challenging conventional thinking and delivering a highly considered, innovative and customised service at a price that is fair and reasonable.