When pursing a European patent, regional renewals are due annually until the application grants. We provide the service to pay these renewal fees, also known as annuities, which are paid directly to the European Patent Office (EPO).
Renewal orders are ready to be placed as soon as the window opens, requiring no further information from the user. All information required is automatically retrieved from the EPO. Paying renewals through an EP firm can be expensive, with each instruction incurring further fees charged by the EP firm whereas using Patent Place will reduce the costs.
Unlike all other EP formalities, Renewals have a further two color phases of blue and black. This represents the renewal extension period and like the other phases, they are there to assist you in making decisions.
Once the European patent has been granted renewals are payable to each national patent office where the patent has been validated. While we offer a validation service we currently don’t offer payment of renewals to each National Patent Office.