National Patent Applications
This option is sensible if you only want protection in a few countries and are absolutely sure which countries they are when you reach the 12 month priority deadline (i.e. 12 months from the date of first-filing).
It is also essential for some countries, such as Taiwan, which cannot be designated in a PCT patent application.
The cost of national applications varies greatly depending upon the territory, but are generally higher when translations are involved.
As a rough guide, filing of a direct national patent application can cost anywhere between £800 and £3000. Normally up to around £1000 to £3000 per country should be budgeted to take a patent to grant. Evidently the cost of getting a patent granted varies greatly depending upon what sort of objections, if any, are raised by the national patent office.
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