How much does it cost to file a patent?

We answer this question often at LawTrades. Luckily, based on your description, you will likely not need $10,000 to file and obtain your patent if all goes well on the first try. Just as a new invention requires creativity and hard work, so does filing for a patent. Over the years, courts and the U.S. government have made it more difficult for inventors to meet the requirements to obtain a patent. As such, inventors who try to save money by filing their own patents run the risk of making costly, time consuming mistakes.

The problem with making a mistake on a patent application is that the ill effects often occur well after the initial application. For example, an application may contain a diagram be too confusing for anyone other than the inventor to interpret or an application fails to fully describe the capabilities of the invention. Both situations could lead an inventor to spend an immense amount of legal fees to keep his or her creation, an amount much higher than using a reputable attorney from the beginning.

LawTrades began with the idea that legal services should be available at an affordable price for creative business people like yourself. Accordingly, we’re often 60% cheaper and 4x faster than the services you receive from big law firms. Because each inventor has needs specific to his or her unique product, we customize services and pricing to fit your budget. Stop by today for a free consultation.