Reduction if IPER was issued by the EPO
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 382383 and 392393 ff).
If the conditions for both reductions (see points 594595-595596) are fulfilled, the examination fee is first reduced by 50%. The 30% reduction is applied to the resulting total and not to the full fee. Therefore, the total reduction in relation to the full fee is 65%.

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