Services & Fees

Our firm handles all legal matters relating to Intellectual Property (patents, trademarks & copyrights) protection, enforcement, and licensing. Please visit the following pages for details on our most common practice areas.

COMMON LEGAL SERVICE FEES

Complexity Legal Service Fee Typical Turnaround
 Patent Search with Legal Patentability Opinion:
 Basic Complexity Device (Most Common) $400 – $600 48 hours
 Complex Mechanical $600 – $900 2 – 4 Days
 Complex Electrical, Chemical or Bio-Med $600 – $1,500 2 – 4 Days
 Business Method/Software $600 – $1,500 2 – 4 Days
Provisional Utility Patent:  
 Basic Complexity Device (Most Common) $600 – $1,200 1 – 3 Days
 Complex Mechanical $900 – $1,500 2 – 14 Days
 Complex Electrical, Chemical or Bio-Med $1,400 – $3,600 2 – 14 Days
 Business Method/Software $900 – $2,100 2 – 14 Days
Non-Provisional Utility Patent: 
 Basic Complexity Device (Most Common) $5,150 – $6,450 4 – 12 Weeks
 Complex Mechanical $5,500 – $6,850 4 – 12 Weeks
 Complex Electrical, Chemical or Bio-Med $7,000 – $9,000 4 – 20 Weeks
 Business Method/Software $5,150 – $7,800 4 – 12 Weeks
Design Patent: 
 Basic Complexity Device (Most Common) $1,500 2 – 4 Weeks
 Complex Mechanical $1,800 2 – 4 Weeks
Trademark Search:
 Standard Character Claim (Word Mark) $370 1 – 3 Days
 Special Form (Logo) $580 1 – 3 Days
Trademark Filing:
 Standard Character Claim (Word Mark) $460 2 – 4 Days
 Special Form (Logo) $690 2 – 4 Days
Other Legal Services:
 Consultations Free Immediate
 Non-Disclosure Agreement $300 2 – 4 Days
 Cease & Desist Letters $600 2 – 4 Days
 Patent Assignment (Transfer of Rights Contract) $900 2 – 4 Days
 Product/Patent Investigation $1,200 2 – 4 Days
 Legal Opinion Relating to Third Party Patent $1,800 2 – 4 Days
 Infringement Analysis & Opinion $3,400 4 – 10 Days
 Contract Review $400/hr Variable
 Contract Formation $300/hr Variable
 Licensing Negotiations $300/hr Variable
Post Filing/Prosecution Services:
Petitions to Make Special $300  Upon Filing
Written Petitions $300-$600 Variable 
Notification & Delivery of Patent Publication $300 18 Months After Earliest Priority Date
Restriction w/Traverse $800-$1,200 Variable  
Restriction w/out Traverse $400 Variable  
Preliminary Amendment $400-$1,200 Variable 
Track One Examination (Expedited Examination) $1,800 Variable  
Before First Action Interview $1,200 Variable  
Non-final Office Action Response $1,600-$2,200 Variable  
Final Office Action Response $1,400-$2,000 Variable 
Examiner Interview w/out Response $1,200 Variable  
Request for Continued Examination $500 Variable 
Continuation-in-Part $1,500-$2,400 Variable 
Divisional Application $800-$1,200 Variable 
Allowance $500 Variable 
Maintenance Fee Payment $300  Variable 
Issued Patent in Excess of One $300  Variable 
Miscellaneous Written Communication with USPTO $300  Variable 

 

  

           Typical  USPTO fees and patent timeline (click to enlarge):

Timeline GIPA