Utility Patent
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Utility Patent - $7,800*

Utility patents protect the general concept and function of an invention. Utility patents are by far the most common of all patents. They have a life of 20 years from their filing date, provided periodic maintenance fees are paid.

Base price $ 7,800*
Writing the application included
Formal Drawings included
Filing Forms included
USPTO Filing Fee included
USPTO Search Fee included
USPTO Examination Fee included
Responding to Office Actions included
USPTO Issue Fee included
Misc. Phone Calls included
TOTAL COST $ 7,800*

* Small entity, e.g. less than 500 employees - add $1,620 for a large entity.

Payment schedule: 25% upfront, 25% upon completing a rough draft of the application, 25% upon filing the application at which point the invention is patent pending. A final 25% is due upon receiving a Notice of Allowance from the Patent Office. If I don't get your patent application allowed, you don't pay that last 25% amount. Plan to pay that last amount, however, as 95% of the patent applications that I file, I get allowed.