par Danguy, Jérôme ;Van Pottelsberghe, Bruno
Référence World patent information, 33, 3, page (240-247)
Publication Publié, 2011-09
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : This paper puts forward a sustainable fee structure for the EU Patent (COMPAT). The proposal includes pre-grant and post-grant fees and illustrates the differences between Euro-direct applications and PCT applications. The break-even analysis shows that the COMPAT would make the European patent system more attractive with significantly lower relative costs. At the same time, the new schedule provides a financially sustainable model for the system by preserving relatively high absolute fees and allowing for a fee reduction for small innovative firms and public research organizations. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd.