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)    $500 – $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
 Refiling Provisional Application w/Out Changes  $200 1 – 3 Days
 Refiling Provisional Application with Moderate Changes  $300 – $700  
Non-Provisional Utility Patent: 
 Basic Complexity Device (Most Common) $4,650 – $7,900 1 – 3 Months
 Complex Mechanical $5,500 – $8,900 1 – 3 Months
 Complex Electrical, Chemical or Bio-Med $7,000 – $9,900 1 – 3 Months
 Business Method/Software $5,500 – $8,900 1 – 3 Months
Design Patent: 
 Basic Complexity Device (Most Common) $1,875 2 – 4 Weeks
 Complex Mechanical $2,300 2 – 4 Weeks
Trademark Search with Analysis and Opinion:
 Standard Character Claim (Word Mark) $600 1 – 3 Days
 Special Form (Logo) $600 1 – 3 Days
Trademark Filing (National):
 Standard Character Claim (Word Mark) $660 2 – 4 Days
 Special Form (Logo) $660 2 – 4 Days
Other Legal Services:
 Consultations (Phone or In Person) 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 (Per Product/Patent) $1,200 2 – 4 Days
 Legal Opinion Relating to Third Party Patent $1,800 2 – 4 Days
 Infringement Analysis & Opinion (Per Device/Patent) $3,400 – $6,000  4 – 10 Days
 Contract Review $300/hr Variable
 Contract Formation $350/hr Variable
 Licensing Negotiations $400/hr Variable
Federal Copyright Filing/Registration  $300  1 – 3 Weeks
Post Filing/Prosecution/Other Services:
Petitions to Make Special (Accelerated Patent Examination) $300  Upon Filing
Various Written Petitions $300 – $600 Variable 
Filing Patent Application as a PCT (International Patent) $2,000 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 – $2,200 Variable 
Track One Examination (Accelerated Examination Legal Fee) $300 1 – 3 Days
Before First Action Interview $1,200 Variable  
Non-final Office Action Response $1,600 – $2,200 Variable  
Final Office Action Response $800 – $2,000 Variable 
Examiner Interview w/out Response $1,200 Variable  
Request for Continued Examination $500 1 – 3 Days
Continuation-in-Part $1,000 – $3,500 Variable 
Divisional Application $800 – $2,200 Variable 
Patent Allowance/Issuance Processing $500  1 – 3 Days
Maintenance Fee Payment $300  1 – 3 Days
Additional Copies of Issued Patent (Over One) $300  1 – 3 Days
Trademark (Substantive) Office Action $800 – $1,200 Variable
Filing Proof of Use For ITU Trademark Application $300  1 – 3 Days
Miscellaneous Written Communication with USPTO or Copyright Office $300  Variable 

 

  

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

Timeline GIPA