GOOD NEWS for all microentities including universities.

On April 1, 2024, the regular change of the EPO fee system takes place. This time the EPO has announced to reduce all main fees for micro-entities in the patent grant procedure by 30 %, provided that these entities have filed fewer than 5 applications within the last five years.

The EPO thus wants to support these entitities to gain access to the European patent system. For more information please click on the following link: