Utility Patent Applications
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2. Payments only when each application-process stage arrives.
Applicant advised in writing, with copies, at each step.
4. Specified fields only, limitations apply.
5. Low complexity, single-focus subjects only.
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entry-level U.S. utility patent
application in its three stages - or see
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Stage a. Application
preparation & filing
a.1 Attorney fees:
Chemical, basic - $2,800
Mechanical, basic - $2,500
Electronic, basic - $2,800
Business method, basic - $3,000
Industrial, basic - $2,800
Formal drawings: draftsman charges (at cost/usually
USPTO fees due at filing: $400 (micro entity) or
(small entity) or $1,600 (large entity)
$400 for standard-form preparation and recording, with USPTO recording fees)
a.5 (Additional claims fees:
Additional USPTO fees when claims exceed
three independent claims and
twenty claims total. Add
additional USPTO charges if these limits are exceeded. Only with client's
Stage b. Application
b.1 Attorney fees:
Chemical, basic - $1,450
Mechanical, basic - $1,300
Electronic, basic - $1,450
Business method, basic - $1,600
Industrial, basic - $1,450
b.2 The above b.1 fees do not include: affidavits, declarations,
appeals, re-filings, time extensions, responses after final, continued
Additional charges for any one of these steps. Only with
Stage c. Post-Allowance
c.1 Attorney fees:
$450 normal handling and reporting
USPTO fees due at issue payment:
above $500 (micro entity) or above $1,000 (small entity) or above $2000 (large entity) (additional
$30 with initial
order of ten patent copies)
USPTO fees subject to change.
Written estimates provided for other fields
and other complexity levels.
All applications by an experienced and registered
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