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  PATENTABILITY SEARCH
  Attorney's Fees $1,550 - $2,200
  Miscellaneous Expenses
(Photocopying, postage, long distance calls)
$250 - $300

  TOTAL: $1,800 - $2,500
 

PATENT APPLICATION PROSECUTION
  PREPARATION AND FILING OF PATENT APPLICATION
  Attorney's Fees $4,500 - $28,000
  Government Filing Fee $730 - $2,000
  Each Extra Dependent Claim
(more than 25)
$40 - $80
  Each Extra Independent Claim
(more than 3)
$210 - $420
  Informal Patent Drawings
(1-5 Sheets @ $80 - $120/sheet)
$100 - $120
  Miscellaneous Expenses
$80 - $260
 
  TOTAL: $5,580 - $30,880
 


CORRESPONDENCE WITH PATENT AND
TRADEMARK OFFICE
  Cost Per Response to Each Office Action  
  Attorney's Fees $2,800 - $4,800
  Miscellaneous Expenses
$40 - $80

  TOTAL(COST FOR 1 RESPONSE): $2,840 - $4,880
     
 
EXTENSIONS OF TIME TO FILE A RESPONSE


  1 month $100 - $200
  2 month $300 - $600
  3 month $700 - $1,400
     
 

FEES PAYABLE AT ISSUE
  Attorney's Fees $900 - $1,500
  Issue Fee $480 - $960
  Soft Copies of Issued Patent $30 - $30
  Formal Patent Drawings
(1-5 Sheets @ $150/sheet)
$150 - $750
 
  TOTAL: $1,380 - $3,240


TOTAL COST TO PROSECUTE A UTILITY PATENT APPLICATION:
    $11,600 - $41,500
 

      These are only rough estimates to assist you in planning. All fees are subject to change. The actual costs of individual applications varies significantly with each case. Before beginning work on your patent application, the attorney will give you an estimate of how much it will cost and require that you provide an advance retainer.
   
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