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Guide for applicants, Part 2: PCT procedure before the EPO (Euro-PCT Guide)

 
 
Reduction if IPER was issued by the EPO
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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 388 and 398 ff).
602
If the conditions for both reductions (see points 598-601) are fulfilled, the examination fee is first reduced by 50%. The 20% reduction is applied to the resulting total and not to the full fee. Therefore, the total reduction in relation to the full fee is 60%. The percentage of the reduction will be revised with effect from 1 April 2014.