Patent Searching

We can do most patent searches for $675. If there is a determination of patentability we will include an exact quote for the cost of preparing and filing the patent application including the government filing fee and the estimated cost of preparing the necessary drawings. The quote will not include patent prosecution if required or the government issue fee, which is due upon the notice of allowance.

Reporting time for a search is 7-10 business days.

Maintenance Fees

Maintenance fees on utility patents are due at 3 1/2, 7 1/2, and 11 1/2 years from the date of issue. Failure to pay the government fee on time will result in the cancellation of the patent. The current fees for a small entity are $800, $1,800, and $3,700 respectively. While under Micro Status are $400, $900 and $1,850 respectively.


The cost of preparing & filing a patent application depends on the complexity of the invention. Most utility applications are in the typical range of $4,500-$5,500 + Government filing fees and formal drawing cost. Design applications $1,500. A formal quote will be made in the search report outlying the total cost of the preparing and filing of the patent application. Patent prosecution cost will be determined at the time of the first action and are not included in the original application and filing cost.