European Patent Renewals

Renewing using the Patent Place platform could not be simpler. After uploading your European portfolio to the platform, you will be notified of all the deadline dates for renewals. All you have to decide is when you want to renew and issue instructions, the rest is then taken care of. If you are using our self-filing option, further actions will need to be taken to action the renewal. Please see the self-filing section for further details.

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European Patent Renewals

Renewing using the Patent Place platform could not be simpler. After uploading your European portfolio to the platform, you will be notified of all the deadline dates for renewals. All you have to decide is when you want to renew and issue instructions, the rest is then taken care of. If you are using our self-filing option, further actions will need to be taken to action the renewal. Please see the self-filing section for further details.

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What is a European patent renewal?

Renewals on patents become payable on the 4th Anniversary of when the patent was filed and then every year after that (near the anniversary due date) for up to 20 years. Renewal fees are paid for the year in advance, so you are paying the 5th year renewal fee on the 4th anniversary of the patent.

If you decide to take on the responsibility of renewing, then you bear all the responsibility for making the payment on time and for the correct amount. The risk is that if no strong system is in place to track deadlines, and a deadline is missed, it is costly and it is not always possible to apply to restore your rights.

With the supported Patent Place platform, this risk is alleviated as it is designed to track and flag all relevant renewals deadlines giving you peace of mind that your renewals are in safe hands.

What Is a European Patent Renewal?

Renewals on patents become payable on the 4th Anniversary of when the patent was filed and then every year after that (near the anniversary due date) for up to 20 years. Renewal fees are paid for the year in advance, so you are paying the 5th year renewal fee on the 4th anniversary of the patent.

If you decide to take on the responsibility of renewing, then you bear all the responsibility for making the payment on time and for the correct amount. The risk is that if no strong system is in place to track deadlines, and a deadline is missed, it is costly and it is not always possible to apply to restore your rights.

With the supported Patent Place platform, this risk is alleviated as it is designed to track and flag all relevant renewals deadlines giving you peace of mind that your renewals are in safe hands.

Filing European patent renewals on Patent Place

Simply put, the process for renewing your European patents on the Patent Place platform could not be any easier.  After uploading your European portfolio, the system will use links to the EPO to flag up the relevant deadlines for renewals.

To make this even simpler for instruction purposes, we have introduced a color phase system to indicate when would be the most cost-efficient time to file a formality.  The color phase system is accompanied by a reminders feature, helping you by notifying you when a specific period has been reached within the color phase. Reminder settings are based on each individual case and you have full control over when they are sent out.

Color phases explained…

The green phase is the earliest and most cost-effective time to renew.

The Amber phase is considerably closer to the deadline, meaning the costs are likely to be higher.

The red phase is the latest time to file before the deadline. Due to time sensitivity, these will be manually processed.

Filing European patent renewals on Patent Place

Simply put, the process for renewing your European patents on the Patent Place platform could not be any easier.  After uploading your European portfolio, the system will use links to the EPO to flag up the relevant deadlines for renewals.

To make this even simpler for instruction purposes, we have introduced a color phase system to indicate when would be the most cost-efficient time to file a formality.  The color phase system is accompanied by a reminders feature, helping you by notifying you when a specific period has been reached within the color phase. Reminder settings are based on each individual case and you have full control over when they are sent out.

Color phases explained…

The green phase is the earliest and most cost-effective time to renew.

The Amber phase is considerably closer to the deadline, meaning the costs are likely to be higher.

The red phase is the latest time to file before the deadline. Due to time sensitivity, these will be manually processed.

Supported v Self Filing Service

Our platform has been designed to be used in two different formats according to your needs:

Supported v Self Filing Service

Our platform has been designed to be used in two different formats according to your needs:

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Benefits of Filing European Patent Renewals on Patent Place

Full portfolio control

Whether you are using our supported version or self-service, our system is designed to give you full visibility and access to the portfolio you have uploaded.  This means that you can quickly filter, sort, and track your cases and readily view which cases need your attention.

Set yourself reminders

Whether you are using the supported or self-service option, our platform will allow you to select when you want to be reminded about renewals that fall due, which can be applied to each case individually.

Save valuable time

Using the Patent Place Platform for renewals means that you do not need to appoint a European Associate with all the associated additional costs and time that this takes.  Instead, you can file your formalities directly into the EPO and national patent offices.

Live FX rates

Our platform is designed to provide you with as many tools as possible to aid the decision-making process, this includes live FX charts, so you can decide on the best time to process an EP formality.

Benefits of Filing European Patent Renewals on Patent Place

Full portfolio control

Whether you are using our supported version or self-service, our system is designed to give you full visibility and access to the portfolio you have uploaded.  This means that you can quickly filter, sort, and track your cases and readily view which cases need your attention.

Set yourself reminders

Whether you are using the supported or self-service option, our platform will allow you to select when you want to be reminded about renewals that fall due, which can be applied to each case individually.

Save valuable time

Using the Patent Place Platform for renewals means that you do not need to appoint a European Associate with all the associated additional costs and time that this takes.  Instead, you can file your formalities directly into the EPO and national patent offices.

Live FX rates

Our platform is designed to provide you with as many tools as possible to aid the decision-making process, this includes live FX charts, so you can decide on the best time to process an EP formality.