Patent Registration Cost

The government fee for a patent application in India accounts only for 5 to 25 % of the total cost the rest 75 to 95% is the cost the applicant has to pay to the professionals. The entire patent filling process costs approximately Rs.60,000 to 1 lakh depending on the type of application.

A patent application goes through a number of steps in the registration process like the drafting of the application, conducting a prior art search for your application. The applicable fee may also vary based on the type of applicant as well.

Patent Application Cost

There is a different cost break up for Individuals, small entity and Companies in India. The following is the cost break-up which the applicant needs to file along with the requisite fee and Form -1.

Cost for Individuals


Prior Art Search NIL Rs. 10,000 Rs. 20,000
patent drafting NIL Rs. 24,740 Rs.50,000
Rs 1,600 Rs.1,600 Rs.1,600
Professional Fees Nil Rs 20,000 Rs. 50,000
Total Cost   Rs.60,000 (Approx) Rs.2 lakh (Approx)
Note: Prior Art Search is optional but recommended for the applicants to perform for their invention.

Cost for Companies

Prior Art Search NIL Rs 10,000 Rs. 30,000
Patent Drafting NIL Rs 31,320 Rs 70,000
Patent Filing Rs 8000 Rs. 8,000 Rs. 8,000
Professional Fees NIL Rs.23,000 Rs. 50,000
Total Cost   Rs 80,000 (approx) Rs. 3 lakh (approx)
NOTE: Cost for the application can further be affected if the application contains 

Sanctions for MSME and Start-ups

Start-ups and MSME's are liable for special fee concession based on the schemes (SIPP) launched by the government. The MSME and Start-up certificate is granted by the central government to promote the small-scale industry.

Start-ups get up to 80% fee refund from the government on any of the patent application and also the government grants Rs. 2 lakh of sanctions for filing an international patent application.

A company can get an MSME certificate in 2-3 days through online filing. The government fees for a patent application with MSME certificate  at each step is as per the following table:

Govt Fees (with MSME) Govt Fees (without MSME) QUICKCOMPANY ATTORNEY
Prior Art Search NIL NIL Rs. 10,000
Patent Drafting NIL NIL Rs.31,320
Patent Filing Rs 4000 Rs. 8000 Rs.4000
Total Cost


Rs. 70,000 (approx) Rs. 3 Lakh (approx)

International Patent Registration

An international patent application can be filed through three different methods, and the cost for the application may vary based on the method you chose.

  • Direct Method: The applicant can file a separate patent application with different countries patent office in which they desire to obtain patent protection.
  • Paris Convention: The applicant will have to file the first application in the convention country and within 12 months from the date of first patent application can submit in all other countries that are part of the convention.
  • Patent Cooperation Treaty(PCT): If the applicant is the national or resident of PCT contracting state he can file an International patent application with one or more state and if they receive approval they can have patent protection in several countries at the same time.

International Patent Filing Cost


Individual Small Entity Company
E-filing (transmittal Fees) Rs.3200 Rs. 8000 Rs. 16,000
Search Fee Rs. 2500 Rs. 10,000 Rs. 10,000
Examination Fees Rs.3000 Rs. 12000 Rs. 12000
Note: Cost of International patent may be affected based on the countries you want to file your application in.

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