Flat Rate Patent Applications: Who, What, How?

What is a flat rate patent application? Flat rate initial filing A flat rate patent application generally refers to a patent application that is initially drafted and filed for a fixed fee. While I don’t have statistics, it seems that flat rates are more common for design patent applications where the initial preparation of the […]

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How much does a US design patent application cost in 2018?

Easier, Faster & Cheaper Design patents are generally faster and cheaper to procure than utility patents. Design patents also have a significantly higher allowance rate than utility patents, with most US design applications allowed without any substantive prior art rejections. The USPTO reported an allowance rate of 90% for design patent applications in fiscal years […]

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How much does a utility nonprovisional patent application cost in 2018?

ICLG Patent Flat Fee Schedule – 2018 US Utility Patent Our Fee USPTO Fees (small entity*) & Vendor Fees Total Initial Filing of Non-provisional Application Drafting non-provisional (rates vary by level of complexity: low, medium, high) Low: $6-9K Medium: $10-15K High: $16K+ USPTO: $785+ Drawings: $200+ $7-11K $11-17K $17K+ Filing US National Stage Application based on PCT […]

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How much does a trademark application cost?

ICLG Trademark Flat Fee Schedule – 2019   Attorney’s Fee USPTO Fees* Total**  Trademark Application Package       Filing trademark application with a single class of goods/services Flat rate includes: 1) USPTO Trademark Knockout Search ($350 value); 2) Initial filing with proposed modification of identification of goods/services; 3) Reporting and responding to non-refusal Office Actions; 4) Multiple filing […]

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What is the cost and process for filing a trademark application?

Trademark Application Costs Costs for applying for federal registration of a trademark with the USPTO depend largely upon three key factors: number of classes of goods and services; filing basis (whether based on actual use of the trademark or an Intent-To-Use); and the number of Office Actions from the USPTO, if any, and the type of rejections […]

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Where can I find flat fee estimates for PCT national phase entries?

National stage entry cost estimates Entering the national stage of a PCT application can require a significant outlay of cash, depending upon the countries desired. Innovation Capital Law Group offers flat rate cost estimates for initial filings of PCT national stage entry in the most common PCT member countries. Factors affecting national phase costs PCT national […]

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How much does IPR cost?

A rough ballpark estimate of the costs of an inter partes review is approximately $300K to $600K.  That is by no means cheap, but may still be considered a bargain compared to the costs of defending a patent infringement litigation in federal court which could easily reach $1-4 million or more. If an IPR is instituted, USPTO […]

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