Ratecard of Minimum Fees

A firm fixed price quote is available for most services

Pre-filing Services 

Minimum fee

Initial Consultations 
One half hour review of invention disclosure - covers most cases 

Extended review of complex cases 

No charge. 

Individually quoted

Novelty search and patentability opinion
 Computer and chemical searches are higher.

$450 

 

US Patent Proceedings

Minimum fee

New Utility patent application -- fixed price quote always available
*Most mechanical cases are $2800 to $3500 (see another page for what else is involved)
*Most electrical and computer cases are $3000 -4500.
Fees to the Patent and Trademark Office and drawing costs are extra.

$2800*

Continuing or divisional Utility patent application
Fees to the Patent and Trademark Office and costs for drawings are extra..

$500

Provisional application  
Minimum fee is ONLY available for inventor-written cases that can be filed nearly verbatim.

Most cases are substantially above the minimum fee.

$300

Design patent application
Fees for the all-important drawings are not included and are set by the drafter.

$400

Amend application and negotiate with USPTO examiner
Utility application 

Design application 

$450

$250

Appeal rejected application to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board 

$2000

Formal, non-substantive responses 
e.g., prepare papers for issue fee payment 
Most cases at minimum fee.

$200

Prepare a petition 

Many petitions are complex and more expensive

$175

Record assignment of patent or application 
includes PTO fee 

$165

International Patent Proceedings

Minimum fee

Filing an application equivalent to an earlier US application (official fees not included) 
As an initial PCT application ("Request" under Chapter I) 

File a national application in another country
does not include local attorney's fees (commonly higher) or foreign patent office fees

$850 

$550

Filing an original PCT application not equivalent to an earlier US filing 

$3000

Terms:
Ratecard effective December 1, 2013
Documents and other disbursements charged at actual cost + 5% 
Search  fees are prepaid 
Application preparation has a 50% retainer fee at outset 
Other fees are net 30 
Interest at 0.63%/mo (7.5%/yr) charged after 60 days.

 


David A. Kiewit
Registered Patent Agent
5901 Third St. South
St. Petersburg FL 33705-5305
+1 (727) 656-0669 voice

+1 (760) 841/0989 fax
questions to: dak@patent-faq.com
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