Japanese Patent FAQs
Claim FormatUpdate 2020.5.1
Q.What types of forms for claims are allowed in Japan?
Claims in independent and single dependent format and in single independent and multiple dependent formats are all acceptable to the Japanese Patent Office.
Q.Does the number of claims affect the cost of filing an application?
When filing an application, the cost is not affected by the number of claims. There is no surcharge for multiple dependent claims. However, when filing a request for examination, the official fee is calculated based on the number of claims.
More information regarding the official fees:
See “Schedule of Fees”