Does our law firm take credit card retainer payments?

Yes, our law firm takes credit card payments for initial retainers While the legal industry has been slow to adapt, Innovation Capital Law Group tries to stay in tune with the needs of our clients by adopting flat rate legal fees and flexible payment options. We understand that paying a legal retainer in the amount […]

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How much does a patent Office Action response cost?

Office Action cost range: from simple to complex responses The cost estimate of responding to an Office Action in a utility patent application will depend upon the complexity of the issues raised by the patent examiner. What is a simple Office Action response? A simple Office Action requires a reply without arguments. Simple Office Action […]

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What is the design patent application process and cost?

What is the design patent application process? The examination process (aka “prosecution”) for a US design patent application comprises three main stages: initial filing; Office Actions (if any); and allowance. How to file a US design patent application The initial filing a design patent application with the USPTO is fairly straightforward. The two primary components […]

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How to Defend a Trademark Cancellation

What is a trademark cancellation proceeding? A trademark cancellation proceeding is basically a mini-lawsuit to kill a trademark registration. Cancellations deal with only registered trademarks, and not pending applications. If a cancellation has been filed against your registered trademark, here are some helpful tips in defending your registration. In what court or government agency are […]

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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 2019?

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 2019?

How much does a utility patent application cost? A utility patent application can be filed as either a provisional (which can be a do-it-yourself option) or nonprovisional application (which you should not be DIY). Assuming you want to file a nonprovisional application, you can expect our firm’s initial filing cost to range from $6,000 to […]

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How much does a trademark application cost?

How much is the initial filing price of a trademark application? For a single class of goods or services, our firm’s price for the initial filing of a USPTO trademark application is $975, including a flat rate of $700 for our attorney’s fee plus a USPTO filing fee of $275. This initial filing price includes […]

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