EPO releases proposal for unitary patent renewal fee structure
Jennifer Bailey, Marks & Clerk, March 10 2015
Following a lengthy period of uncertainty, the President of the EPO recently submitted a document setting out the proposals for the level of renewal fees for the Unitary Patent to the Select Committee of the Administrative Council.
As many readers will be aware, the Unitary Patent will be enforceable and revocable throughout participating EU member states in a single action. In choosing whether to elect a ‘standard’ European Patent or a Unitary Patent, cost will be a key consideration for many patentees. ...