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Q. I was wondering if you could please advice on the following: 1. Could you please provide an approximate cost of submitting a full patent application in the US (provisional already submitted) and the cost for going into international phase, specifying the following countries Netherlands, Germany, UK, France, Japan, and New Zealand. 2. If we decide at a later date to not continue in a specific country, is it possible to cancel the specific country patent application prior to incurring the examination fees? 3. If we submit the full patent in Australia and use the US provisional priority date and we do not go ahead and submit the full patent in the US, will this have any effect on the full patent application in Australia? 4. If we do not submit the full patent application in the US within the 12 month anniversary date can we submit the application at a later date, in the US as well as the specific EU countries? Is it that we just lose the priority date?
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