How much does a utility patent cost?

There are a number of costs that go into determining the total cost of a patent application. Let’s take a look at each of these:

  1. The USPTO Filing Fees — There are a number of fees that must be paid to the USPTO including the application filing fee, patent search fee, and patent examination fee. These vary depending on your entity status. You can find a full schedule of the USPTO fees here.
  2. Patent Attorney Fees — A patent attorney can be a crucial part of a patent application’s success. They will help you determine the patentability and viability of your invention for a patent, searches to ensure that your patent does not infringe on existing patents, and preparation and filing of the patent application.

How much these fees will run often turn on the complexity of the invention and the saturation of the market in that area. For instance, the more competitors there are, the more care has to be taken to ensure that your invention does not infringe on the patent of another.

A patent can be filed for as little as $2,500 or up to $10,000+. It will depend on the facts and circumstances of your situation.

If you’re looking for a patent attorney, LawTrades can connect you with a skilled and vetted patent attorney in our network for a free consultation to ensure that they are a good fit for you and your invention. You’ll also often be able to get a flat rate for predictability in pricing.

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