What costs will arise?


The application costs at the austrian patent office are currently at least EUR 93, -.

The annual fees (§166 of the patent act 1970) are in the 1st and 2nd year EUR 65, - and then rise up to EUR 1744,- at the 20th year

If a patent attorney is consulted, the costs for national patents are about EUR 2.000, -; regional patents are about EUR 3.000, - and a PCT application is about EUR 7.000, -.

If the application is carried out on the basis of a job related invention by the university, the costs are covered by the universtity. These costs will be deducted in the case of a successull exploitation before the remuneration.