Which expenses related to patents can be considered “eligible costs” in an FP7 project?

The European Union in FP7 projects may contribute to a maximum of 100% of the total costs of activities concerning protection, dissemination and management of IPR.

The Financial Guide to FP7 projects includes examples of intellectual property activities which may be reimbursed up to 100% of eligible costs. These are “filing and prosecution of patent (and other IPR) applications, including patent searches and legal advice”.