The examination fee is reduced by 50% where the EPO acting as IPEA has already drawn up an international preliminary examination report in respect of the relevant Euro-PCT application, unless in the European phase the applicant is seeking a patent for an invention which is not the subject of that report (see points 386 and 396 ff).[ 37 ]
Date retrieved: 30 December 2018
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EPC Rules relating to Fees
EPO Guidelines - A Formalities Examination
XGL A X 9.3.2 Reduction of the examination fee where the international preliminary examination report is being drawn up by the EPO