An opportunity to save money on a PCT search fee

As I mentioned in a blog post on March 17, the search fee that a a US PCT filer would pay for the Russian patent office will increase on May 1, 2017.  The search fee, presently $449, will increase to $482.

This offers an opportunity to save a little money.  If you are a US filer, and you were thinking about filing a PCT application in which you choose ISA/RU, and you were thinking of filing the PCT application on May 1, just file it instead a day early on April 30.  This will save $33 in fees.

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