How to Appeal a Patent Rejection Sometimes, an appeal is your only reasonable option in a patent application that has been repeatedly rejected. The right time for an appeal may be when you’ve exhausted all other easier options and have tried to compromise as much as possible with the patent examiner. Ex parte patent appeals […]
What is involved in filing a utility nonprovisional patent application? When it comes to learning new subjects, I’ve been greatly helped by the insights of professionals who know what they’re doing. I certainly don’t expect to know as much as the pros, but I hope to get at least a handle on the most important […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
What are minimum USPTO fees that must be paid at the initial filing of US national stage patent application?
Bare Minimum Fee for Entering US National Stage The bare minimum official fee due upon filing a U.S. national phase patent application is the basic national fee. As of the date of this post, the basic filing fee is $280 for a large entity and $140 for a small entity. What if the PCT application contains excess claims or multiple […]