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Filing Requirements for Israeli Patents

Yael Saidian

Yael Saidian

Registered Israeli patent attorney

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If you are an applicant or a foreign associate, the following information will help you organize the required documents for filing a new patent application in Israel. Same requirements apply for applications filed as a national phase of PCT or Paris convention.

Guidelines for filing new national patent applications in Israel

  • Patent applications can be filed in English.
  • Translation of specification into Hebrew is not required.
  • Up to 50 first claims are covered by the filing fees. 
  • Beyond 50 claims, each additional claim is subject to a surcharge.
  • An additional charge for excess pages is due for each 50 pages above the first 100.
  • A scanned copy of the executed Power of Attorney (POA) can be filed. 
  • Legalization or notarization of the POA is not required.
In cases where, the original application was filed in a non-English language:
  • For international applications filed in a non-English language – a verified English translation* of the PCT application is required.
  • For applications which claim priority from a non-English application – a verified English translation* of the priority document is required.

In cases where the PCT application is identical to the priority application, only one verified document is required.

* A verified English translation means an English translation with the translator’s statement (under oath) that the translation is a true English translation of the priority document. 

The verified translation can be submitted subsequent to the filing of the application, within three months from the filing date in Israel.

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