ISA/IL search fee increases today

As I reported on May 5, 2017, the Israel Patent Office made plans to increase the search fee for US filers from $911 to $963.  The fee change takes effect today.

At the present time, very few US PCT filers pick ISA/IL.  So this fee increase will not affect very many US PCT filers.

Most US filers file their PCT applications in EFS-Web because most US filers use RO/US for their PCT filings.  EFS-Web was updated today to reflect this new fee amount.  So there is not much risk of a US filer accidentally paying the old (smaller) fee.


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