Cost of a patent

Patent Costs in Germany and Europe

In the following you will find information on patent costs of a German, European and international PCT patent as well as for national patents, for example, in the USA. You can also go directly to our practical cost overview charts and our online cost calculator for European patents (free login) go. There you can simply calculate the average patent costs of a European patent, including official fees and patent lawyer’s fees.

1. Costs of a German patent

Our costs chart (free login) shows the average expected costs of a German patent for the entire term of 20 years at a glance!

The patent cost chart includes all official fees and patent lawyer’s fees with the exception of fees for drafting the application documents, as the latter are highly dependent on the complexity of the invention and the extent of the application documents. Patent applications having little difficulty (few pages description, less than 10 claims) usually offered for prices starting at 2,500 € (plus official fees), more difficult and extensive patent applications may also cost double and more.

2. Costs of a European patent / patent application

Use our online cost calculator for European patents and quickly calculate the expected overall patent costs of a European patent. To this end, only two steps are required: Enter the desired European countries where you want the European patent to become effective and enter the total number of pages (without drawings). After pressing the “calculate” button, you will get the expected overall costs of a corresponding European patent over the entire term of 20 years at a glance! For more information, please move the mouse cursor over the points on the graph. Please contact one of our European patent attorneys for an individual quotation.

3. Costs of a PCT Patent Application

Our PCT costs chart shows the average expected costs of a PCT application (free login).