The patent registration fees in India basically depend on the type of patent application while filing the patent. Overall cost of obtaining a patent also includes the pay for the patent office and the patent service provider such as Your Patent Team.
The patent registration fees in India involved during the patent process generally consist of:
- Government fee
- Professional fee
Patent registration fees in India: Steps from filing to grant
The estimated cost of the entire process includes , process timelines and turnaround time.
Further, a professional fee range (for premier patent firms in India) as given in the table can vary significantly from one firm to another. One must also note that certain patent firms may charge more or less depending on the amount of work required, volumes, etc. Please also note that the pricing is indicative to help you make your decision of justifying the return on investment or you can budget for it accordingly. If you have a tight budget, just let us know and we will connect you with premier firms offering friendly patent prices.
|Steps||Government fee (Rs.)||Professional fee (Rs.)||Action Type||Timelines||Professional turnaround time|
|Performing a patentability search||NA||15000-30000||Optional||NA||5-10 days|
|Patent application drafting||NA||25000-75000||Mandatory||NA||7-10 days|
|Patent application filing||2000 – 8000||5000-12000||Mandatory||Complete(12 months from provisional)||1-3 days|
|Request for early publication||2500-12500||5000-12000||Optional||NA||1-3 days|
|Request for Examination||4000-20000||5000-12000||Mandatory||48 months from the priority date||1-3 days|
|Responding to examination report||NA||20000-60000||Mandatory||Around 1 to 2 years from RFE||7-15 days|
|Hearing||NA||5000-20000||Optional||6-9 months from issue of FER||2-4 days|
|Grant & Renewal||NA||1000-5000||NA||6-9 months from issue of FER||NA|
Note – Please note that the fee quoted here is for electronic filings. The patent office also accepts paper filings but there is an additional ten percent government fee for paper filings.
Also, below you can see an estimation of the total patent registration fees in India (with or without professional help) for an individual / start-up, small entity or a large entity.
|Steps||Government fee||Professional fee|
|Individual Start-up||Small entity||Large entity|
|Drafting patent application||0||0||0||40000|
|Patent application filing||1600||4000||8000||8000|
|Filing request for examination||4000||10000||20000||8000|
|Responding to examination reports||0||0||0||30000|
|Total (without professional help)||5600||14000||28000||87000|
|Total (with professional help)||92600||101000||115000|
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