What are the costs of patenting?

What are the costs of patenting

The patent costs in the first 3-5 years including the costs for a patent attorney are approximately:


                      German utility patent

3.000 - 4.000
                      German patent 4.000 - 5.000
                      European patent 12.000 -15.000
                      PCT-US-Patent 10.000 12.000*
                      All major countries

about 50.000

                                                                                                   * need a patent attorney
If your employer claimed your service invention he will carry the costs for patenting your invention.

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