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Israeli PCT national phase entry

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  • Patent fees

Fees associated with the Israeli PCT national phase entry as well as other patent fees are available in the fee calculator.

  • The deadline for the PCT national phase entry in Israel

The deadline for Israeli national phase entry of a PCT application is 30 months from the priority date. Under certain circumstances, the Israeli Patent Office may allow the request for restoration of this term. There is no deadline for requesting the restoration.

  • Minimum of filing documents in Israel

- request to grant a patent, containing applicant's details and address for correspondence in Israel;
- international application;
- filing fees.

  • Language of the Israeli PCT national phase entry application

The application may be filed in English, Arabic or Hebrew. If the international application is filed in any other foreign languages, the translation thereof should be submitted within three months from entering the PCT national phase.

  • Information Disclosure Statement

The applicant is obliged to disclose by way of an Information Disclosure Statement (IDS), any information that could be considered to be material to a determination of patentability of the claimed invention. This duty extends to an applicant’s legal representative and anyone involved in the registration of the application. The information can be of any type, and includes, but is not limited to, prior art. The duty continues until a patent is issued or the application is abandoned. An intentional failure to submit an IDS may result in a later declaration of the patent as unenforceable. No official fees are associated with filing an IDS.

  • Power of Attorney requirements

Legalisation or notarization of a Power of Attorney is not required. The Power of Attorney should be submitted within three months from entering the Israeli PCT national stage.

  • Substantive examination

Patent applications in Israel are automatically examined in the received order, and no request for initiation of this process must be filed. The applicant should only file the request for acceleration (expedition) of the examination, if necessary. It is also possible to request an accelerated examination under PPH. If the invention's subject matter is environmental technology ("Green" applications), it may undergo fast-track application process on the applicant's request.

  • Novelty grace period

The novelty of the invention is not affected by disclosure, if it is made by the owner of the invention or his predecessor in title, if it is made or used during an industrial or agricultural trade show in Israel, or at an internationally recognized exhibition of which the Patent Office has received a formal notification prior to its opening providing that the patent application was filed within 6 months from the date the trade show was opened. In addition, the novelty of the invention is not affected by the disclosure if it is made by the inventor in the way of a lecture before a scientific society or by way of publication of such lecture in the official publications of a scientific society, provided the Patent Office received notice of the lecture before it is made and that a patent application is filed within 6 months from the date of the disclosure.

  • Grant and patent maintenance

The official fee for issuance should be paid within three months from the date of the Notice before Acceptance. After payment of the issue fee a Notice of Allowance will be issued and the application will be published for oppositions for a period of additional three months. Assuming that no oppositions were filed, the applicant will be granted a Patent. The first maintenance fees for 1-6 years must be paid within three months from the decision to grant a patent. All further maintenance fees are to be paid every 4 years. The maintenance fees may also be paid for the whole patent validity term at once.

  • Representation by a patent attorney

For the foreigners, it is recommended to perform the Israeli PCT national phase entry through an agent, a registered Israeli patent attorney.

  • Notes

1. Online search database for Israeli Patents.
2. It is not possible to enter the Israeli PCT national stage as a utility model application.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by Soroker, Agmon, Nordman on 05.03.2020
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Israeli IP Laws