The European Patent Office (EPO) has decided to increase the official fees for European Patent applications, as of 1 April 2016.
While the rise is fairly limited, it may be advantageous to pay any fees until March 31, at the current lower fee.
For example, it is possible to settle the renewal fees for European Patent applications up to 3 months prior their due date. Thus, those with renewal due dates in April, May or June 2016 can be paid at the current lower tariff.
Fee changes are outlined in the attached table.