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

Initial Filing Service includes:

·    Making Priority Claim

·    Preparing formal documents

·    Non‑substantive formality review

·     Non-substantive edits

$570

 

USPTO: $790+

 

$1,360+
Filing drafted US Non-Provisional including Initial Filing Service above $570 USPTO: $785+ $1,355+
Office Action Responses
Drafting Office Action (OA) responses

(rates vary by level of complexity: low, medium, high)

 

 

Conducting examiner interviews (phone/video)

Low: $500-$1,500

Medium: $1,500-3,000

High: $3,000+

 

$300-900

 
Ongoing Patent Prosecution
Forwarding OA without review

Filing signed Patent Assignment

Filing IDS**

Filing PPH Request

Filing OA response drafted by outside counsel
(formality review only)

Paying issue fee, sending original Patent Certificate, and docketing maintenance (renewal) deadlines

Ongoing prosecution

Free

$160

$200

$160

$400

 

$560

 

Flat rates

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patent Maintenance/Renewal      
Paying 1st maintenance fee (3½ yrs)

Paying 2nd maintenance fee (7½ yrs)

Paying 3rd maintenance fee (11½ yrs)

$400

$400

$400

USPTO: $800

USPTO: $1,800

USPTO: $3,700

$1,200

$2,200

$4,100

*Small Entity status generally refers to individual applicants, companies with less than 500 employees, and universities or other institutions of higher education.  USPTO fees for large entities are double.

**$40 courtesy discount if foreign prior art references and English abstracts are provided, or if US prior art only.

 

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