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.
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.
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:
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.