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I will provide a quote based on $120/hour for the work needed.  Fees for an average invention are shown below.  A novelty search is recommended ($400) but not required.  You can perform your own search.  Fees are payable in advance as needed for each step -- preparation, filing, argument, issue.

 • Novelty search if wanted  

$ 400


 • Utility application prep.
        with formal drawings

2,500

        USPTO filing fee

430

        Fee per argument, if any  

700

        My issue fee

200

        USPTO issue fee

    250

        Total (not including search)*

$4,080


 • Provisional application prep.
        with your drawings, photos

1,000

        USPTO filing fee

      70

        Total (not including search)*

$1070


 • Provisional application prep.
        with formal drawings

1,500

        USPTO filing fee

      70

        Total (not including search)*

$1,570


 • Design application prep.
        with formal drawings

1,500

        USPTO filing fee

240

        Fee per argument, if any  

600

        My issue fee

200

        USPTO issue fee

    175

        Total (not including search)*

$2,715


 • Other work generally $120/hr

  * Patent office fees (USPTO) above are for "micro entity" applicants -- those who make less than about $184,000 and have filed less than 5 previous patent applications. USPTO fees are subject to change.
    One or more arguments are often needed in utility and design applications.  This increases the cost, depending on how many arguments.
    Normally you file either a utility or design application. Sometimes it is beneficial to file a provisional application, followed within a year by a utility application. Sometimes both a design and utility application can be useful.

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