How much is the fee to file a PCT National Phase Patent in India

ONE time fixed Attorney fees of  US$1125 + Patent Office fees + NO further fees for prosecuting the application till grant/final disposal of the case (Recommended offer).
Click here: Calculate exact fee for our case of National Phase in India

India Patent Office Filing fee:

Applicant typeIndian RupeesUS Dollars
Individual160030
Small Firm400075
Large Firm8000150

India Patent Office Examination fee:

Applicant typeIndian RupeesUS Dollars
Individual400075
Small Firm10000185
Large Firm20000375

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Our quotation for handling a Patent prosecution in India:
Our professional and administrative fee for filing one READY TO FILE National Phase/Conventional Patent application in India is (A) US$ 400. This includes attorney fees, stationery and printing fees as well as handling fees.

The Patent Office filing fee for PCT National Phase Patent in India is:
(B) US$150 for a large legal entity, US$75 for a small legal entity and US$35 for an individual applicant. This is for a specification up to 30 pages with 10 claims. Extra pages fee and claims fee would be applicable for a longer specification.

The Patent Office Examination fee for PCT National Phase Patent in India is:
(C) US$375 for a large legal entity, US$185 for a small legal entity and US$75 for an individual applicant.

We charge different fees for various actions needed to be performed while prosecuting the application  at the Patent Office.  A typical office action would cost you about US$150, while attending a hearing with examiner would be US$300.

Alternatively we offer you an option of paying a total of (D) US$1125 as professional fees for prosecuting an application up to grant. In this option we commit ourselves to prosecute the application at the Patent office till grant for a fix one time fee of US$1125 and thereby protect you from making any unforeseen payment.

Thus the two options are:
1. Attorney fees for filing (A) US$400 + Patent Office fees + Action based fee for prosecuting the application till grant/final disposal of the case.
OR
2. ONE time fixed Attorney fees of (D) US$1125 + Patent Office fees + NO further fees for prosecuting the application till grant/final disposal of the case (Recommended).

We shall give you an exact fee quote after you provide the information about the number of total pages/claims.

An application for a Conventional Patent or a PCT National Phase Patent in India consists of a set of forms along with a copy of Complete Specification including the description, claims, drawings and abstract. A POA from the inventor accompanies the application. One can enter National Phase in India within 31 months in case of a PCT application. These documents need to be in ENGLISH.

In order to file an application for Conventional Patent or a PCT National Phase Patent in India we would require:
1. Name, address and nationality of applicants and inventors.
2. Complete Specification in ENGLISH (in text format).
3. The drawings in PDF/JPG format.
4. The certified copy of the priority documents (NOT required for a PCT National Phase Patent in India).

Do provide the applicant details to enable us to prepare the (Power of Attorney form) POAs as per the requirements of Intellectual Property office of India; we shall then send the POAs for signing to you. A POA needs to be stamped by a Govt. agency after paying the appropriate fee and then it is to be signed by the applicant. The Patent/Trademark Office allows the POA to be filed at a later stage during the prosecution of the application and there is no late fee or any penalty associated with such later filing.

You may directly call on +91.9860588440 or write mail to info@bhagnari.com for further information and discussions.

Written by Mahesh Bhagnari, Patent & Trademark Attorney in India.