Full data is essential to make a precise estimate of expected costs Actual costs depend on various factors and some of them are difficult to foresee, such as: exchange rates for patents to be protected outside the Euro zone, the complexity of examination procedures, the number of claims and so on. Therefore, rather than actual precise figures, our simulator generates likely order of magnitudes of costs based on our experience.
A patent has to be paid for throughout its lifetime. When you decide to file a patent, you must take into account not only the cost of drafting and filing it, but also subsequent costs which will depend very much on the number of countries in which you want the invention to be protected. These subsequent costs will often make up the major part of your expenditure. Our simulator will give you an idea of the total annual amount that you must expect to spend on protecting a patent of average complexity in the country(ies) of your choice for the first seven years after its filing in France.