Cipher's Cost Datasets

The cost section has 12 datasets allowing a wide set of analysis. Simply click the cost section of your report dashboard to view all of the cost charts available in your report.

You can add any chart in cipher to a saved list of charts by selecting the tick in the top right of the chart icon as shown below. To access and then save the chart selections you've made in your report for review later on, click the 'tick' icon in the top left of your report screen and select 'save'. For more information on saved charts, click here.

How does Cipher calculate cost for use in the cost datasets?

Cipher cost data is a combination of exact fees and estimated fees, taking into account all of the associated costs of obtaining and maintaining each patent, such as translation fees, foreign counsel fees, and chosen filing route.

Filing fees, examination fees, grant fees and renewal fees are exact fees based on patent office information.

Estimated fees are calculated from comprehensive cost data supplied by 80+ patent attorney firms. We make one assumption in calculating estimated fees - that everyone uses external prosecution and drafting of patents.

Please be aware that any costs are calculated from the year 2000 onwards to ensure accuracy of the data.

Here is a break down of the fees included in Cipher cost data:

Prosecution Costs

  • Drafting costs (estimated)

  • Filing fee & examination fees (exact fee based on patent office information)

  • Office Action responses (estimated)

  • Translation costs (estimated)

  • Foreign Council fees (estimated)

  • Grant fees (exact fee based on patent office information)

Renewal Costs

  • Renewal fees (exact fees based on patent office information)

We track the chosen filing routes, all office actions and all patent payment information, and can therefore accurately estimate the types of fees incurred and the size of the fees.

The charts relating to cost show either the cost to date, or future costs. To clarify:

COST TO DATE – cost incurred in the lifetime of the patent

FUTURE COSTS – total future costs for the maximum lifetime of each patent family (assuming the status of pending and granted patents within that family remain unchanged)

PROSECUTION VS RENEWAL - shows the split between prosecution and renewal costs by year.

You can then select to review all costs, or application costs and renewal costs individually related to that patent family:

Cipher's Cost Datasets

Cipher's Cost data is broken down into datasets providing analysis of:

  • Spend, by organisation and year

  • Spend, by technology and year

  • Average cost per family, by organisation

  • Average cost per family, by technology

  • Average cost per family, by organisation and technology

  • Three year average cost, by organisation and technology

  • Three year average cost, by organisation and geography

  • Spend, by country and year

  • Future cost, by country

  • Total cost since 2000, by country

  • Total cost since 2000, by region

  • Prosecution versus renewal cost, by year

Cipher's Cost datasets Descriptions

The analysis you want to undertake, will determine the trends chart you select. Below is a description of each chart type to help to choose the relevant ones for your analysis:

Charts showing total cost (since the year 2000)

Total cost, by organisation and year

Total costs per organisation and year, including new filings, prosecution and renewals. Please be aware that any costs are calculated from the year 2000 onwards to ensure accuracy of the data.

Costs are based on exact fees from patent office information, and estimated fees calculated from comprehensive cost data supplied by 80+ patent attorney firms. We make one assumption in calculating estimated fees - that everyone uses external prosecution and drafting of patents.

We track the chosen filing routes, all office actions and all patent payment information, and can therefore accurately estimate the types of fees incurred and the size of the fees.

For more information on how we calculate costs in Cipher, click here.

Total cost, by technology and year

Total costs per technology and year, including new filings, prosecution and renewals. Costs are aggregated if multiple organisations are selected. Please be aware that any costs are calculated from the year 2000 onwards to ensure accuracy of the data.

Costs are based on exact fees from patent office information, and estimated fees calculated from comprehensive cost data supplied by 80+ patent attorney firms. We make one assumption in calculating estimated fees - that everyone uses external prosecution and drafting of patents.

We track the chosen filing routes, all office actions and all patent payment information, and can therefore accurately estimate the types of fees incurred and the size of the fees.

For more information on how we calculate costs in Cipher, click here.

Total cost, by country and year

Total costs per country and year, including new filings, prosecution and renewals. Costs are aggregated if multiple organisations are selected. Please be aware that any costs are calculated from the year 2000 onwards to ensure accuracy of the data.

Costs are based on exact fees from patent office information, and estimated fees calculated from comprehensive cost data supplied by 80+ patent attorney firms. We make one assumption in calculating estimated fees - that everyone uses external prosecution and drafting of patents.

We track the chosen filing routes, all office actions and all patent payment information, and can therefore accurately estimate the types of fees incurred and the size of the fees.

For more information on how we calculate costs in Cipher, click here.

Prosecution versus renewal cost, by year

Split between prosecution and renewal costs by year.

Costs are aggregated if multiple organisations are selected. Please be aware that any costs are calculated from the year 2000 onwards to ensure accuracy of the data.

Costs are based on exact fees from patent office information, and estimated fees calculated from comprehensive cost data supplied by 80+ patent attorney firms. We make one assumption in calculating estimated fees - that everyone uses external prosecution and drafting of patents.

We track the chosen filing routes, all office actions and all patent payment information, and can therefore accurately estimate the types of fees incurred and the size of the fees.

For more information on how we calculate costs in Cipher, click here.

Total cost, by country

Total costs per country, including new filings, prosecution and renewals. Costs are aggregated if multiple organisations are selected. Please be aware that any costs are calculated from the year 2000 onwards to ensure accuracy of the data.

Costs are based on exact fees from patent office information, and estimated fees calculated from comprehensive cost data supplied by 80+ patent attorney firms. We make one assumption in calculating estimated fees - that everyone uses external prosecution and drafting of patents.

We track the chosen filing routes, all office actions and all patent payment information, and can therefore accurately estimate the types of fees incurred and the size of the fees.

For more information on how we calculate costs in Cipher, click here.

Total cost, by region

Total costs per region, including new filings, prosecution and renewals. Costs are aggregated if multiple organisations are selected. Please be aware that any costs are calculated from the year 2000 onwards to ensure accuracy of the data.

Costs are based on exact fees from patent office information, and estimated fees calculated from comprehensive cost data supplied by 80+ patent attorney firms. We make one assumption in calculating estimated fees - that everyone uses external prosecution and drafting of patents.

We track the chosen filing routes, all office actions and all patent payment information, and can therefore accurately estimate the types of fees incurred and the size of the fees.

For more information on how we calculate costs in Cipher, click here.

Charts showing average cost

Average cost per family, by organisation

Overall average cost per patent family, split by organisation. This is calculated from priority year until today. (Only applies for families with an age of 10 years and older to ensure an accurate representation of the average cost per family.)

Please be aware that any costs are calculated from the year 2000 onwards to ensure accuracy of the data.

Costs are based on exact fees from patent office information, and estimated fees calculated from comprehensive cost data supplied by 80+ patent attorney firms. We make one assumption in calculating estimated fees - that everyone uses external prosecution and drafting of patents.

We track the chosen filing routes, all office actions and all patent payment information, and can therefore accurately estimate the types of fees incurred and the size of the fees.

For more information on how we calculate costs in Cipher, click here.

Average cost per family, by technology

Overall average cost per patent family, split by technology. This is calculated from priority year until today. (Only applies for families with an age of 10 years and older to ensure an accurate representation of the average cost per family.) Costs are aggregated if multiple organisations are selected.

Please be aware that any costs are calculated from the year 2000 onwards to ensure accuracy of the data.

Costs are based on exact fees from patent office information, and estimated fees calculated from comprehensive cost data supplied by 80+ patent attorney firms. We make one assumption in calculating estimated fees - that everyone uses external prosecution and drafting of patents.

We track the chosen filing routes, all office actions and all patent payment information, and can therefore accurately estimate the types of fees incurred and the size of the fees.

For more information on how we calculate costs in Cipher, click here.

Average cost per family, by organisation and technology

Overall average cost per patent family, split by organisation and technology. This is calculated from priority year until today. (Only applies for families with an age of 10 years and older to ensure an accurate representation of the average cost per family.)

Please be aware that any costs are calculated from the year 2000 onwards to ensure accuracy of the data.

Costs are based on exact fees from patent office information, and estimated fees calculated from comprehensive cost data supplied by 80+ patent attorney firms. We make one assumption in calculating estimated fees - that everyone uses external prosecution and drafting of patents.

We track the chosen filing routes, all office actions and all patent payment information, and can therefore accurately estimate the types of fees incurred and the size of the fees.

For more information on how we calculate costs in Cipher, click here.

Three year average cost, by organisation and technology

Average yearly cost for last 3 full years.

Costs are based on exact fees from patent office information, and estimated fees calculated from comprehensive cost data supplied by 80+ patent attorney firms. We make one assumption in calculating estimated fees - that everyone uses external prosecution and drafting of patents.

We track the chosen filing routes, all office actions and all patent payment information, and can therefore accurately estimate the types of fees incurred and the size of the fees.

For more information on how we calculate costs in Cipher, click here.

Three year average cost, by organisation and country

Average yearly cost for last 3 full years.

Costs are based on exact fees from patent office information, and estimated fees calculated from comprehensive cost data supplied by 80+ patent attorney firms. We make one assumption in calculating estimated fees - that everyone uses external prosecution and drafting of patents.

We track the chosen filing routes, all office actions and all patent payment information, and can therefore accurately estimate the types of fees incurred and the size of the fees.

For more information on how we calculate costs in Cipher, click here.

Charts showing future cost projection

Future cost, by country

Projected maximum future costs for all current granted and pending patent families. (assuming the status of pending and granted patents within each family remain unchanged). Costs are aggregated if multiple organisations are selected.

Costs are based on exact fees from patent office information, and estimated fees calculated from comprehensive cost data supplied by 80+ patent attorney firms. We make one assumption in calculating estimated fees - that everyone uses external prosecution and drafting of patents.

We track the chosen filing routes, all office actions and all patent payment information, and can therefore accurately estimate the types of fees incurred and the size of the fees.

For more information on how we calculate costs in Cipher, click here.

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