Patents

For Patent Disputes See Our Fixed Fee Litigation

Patentability
Search/Opinion

$2000


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Provisional
Patent

$4500


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Design
Patent

$1500

Low Complexity

$3000

High Complexity

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Utility
Patent

$8000

Low Complexity

$10000

Medium Complexity

$12000

High Complexity


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Detailed Costs & Fees

U.S. Patent Applications Our Fee Government Fee
Provisional Patent Application $4500 $260, $130, $65*
Utility Patent Application
Lower complexity
$8000 $1,600, $800, $400*
Medium complexity $10,000 “”
Highly complex $12,000 ""
Design Patent Application $1,500 $180, $90, $45*
Amendments & Responses to Office Actions + Docketing Thereof $2,500 N/A
National Entry in U.S. From PCT $700† varies††
U.S. Patent
Search, Analysis & Opinion
(2-Week Service)
Our Fee Government Fee
Patentability (Novelty) Search (U.S. or Foreign) $1,200 $800*
Infringement Search $1,600 $2,500*
Right to Use (Freedom to Operate) Search $2,800 $2,500*
Validity/Invalidity Search $4,800 $2,500*

* Patent search firm fees.

U.S. Patent Documents Our Fee Government Fee
Docketing of Patent Documents $175 N/A
Response to Notice to File Missing Parts $250 $140, $70, $35*
Assignment or Change of Name, one patent and application $375 $25
Information Disclosure Statement (IDS) $425 $180, $90, $45*
Patent Issue Fee
•Utility and Reissue: $425 $960, $480, $240*
•Plant Patent Issue Fee: $425 $760, $380, $190*
•Design Patent Issue Fee: $425 $560, $280, $140*
Patent Maintenance Fees @: 3.5 years; 7.5 years; 11.5 years; $350 $1600, $800, $400; $3600, $1800, $900; $7400,$3700, $1800
International Patent Applications & Documents Our Fee Government Fee
PCT Application (Chapter I) $1500 varies°
EPO Application (non PCT application), Filing Foreign Patent claiming US Priority $800 varies°
Foreign Request for Examination $700 varies°
Foreign Docket + File Response to Office Action $200 N/A
Foreign Annuity Payments $300 varies°
Foreign Assignment + Change of Name, one country $300 varies°

* Small entities are entitled to a 50% reduction, while micro entities are entitles to 75% reduction on most gov. fees.

Explanation of Small entities versus micro-entities: “Small entities” (a “person” who has NOT assigned and is under no obligation to transfer any rights to a third party OR owner is company with less than 500 employees which has not assigned, etc., any rights) are entitled to a 50% reduction of most government patent fees, “Micro entities” (Institutions of Higher Education OR “small entity” owners w/ no more than 4 previous applications, earn less < $150,162, and no assignments or the like to non-micro-entities) are entitled to a 75% reduction. See, 37 CFR 1.27 and 37 CFR 1.29, respectively for complete definitions. Also see 35 U.S.C. 41(h)(1) and 37 CFR 1.27(a).



† Does not include costs for translating documents or preparing specifications, formal drawings or prelim. amendments.


†† Varies as to the number & type of claims, the scope of the int’l search, and whether a prelim. examination was provided.


°Varies depending upon government fees, translation costs, legalization costs, or fees for associates handling matters 
 outside the U.S.