determine first whether your invention is patentable. In order to
determine patentability, the closest related technology (called "prior
art") is searched at the US Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO"). Your
invention is then compared with the closest prior art and a
determination is made as to whether your invention is patentable.
We have experience in a wide
range of different technologies.
possible for you to search the records of the USPTO on
here for the USPTO search page and enter keywords
to look at the prior art patents.
The searches that we conduct are different than the
searches that are available on the Internet. We
conduct searches at the USPTO using the
"East" search system. The East search
systems allows a searcher to conduct a much more
thorough search than that possible on the
Internet. Moreover, the cost of a search and
opinion is significantly less than the cost of
preparing and filing a patent application.
If your invention is patentable, we then work with you to prepare a
Draft patent application for your review and approval. Once the
application is filed, we work through the process until the application
issues. Each application is treated appropriately to the circumstances,
but on occasion, an in person interview with the patent examiner helps
to advance the patent application to issue. Because our offices are
located in close proximity to the US Patent and Trademark Office, and
because we are quite familiar with the operations at the US Patent and
Trademark Office, it is efficient for us to interview the patent
examiner on your behalf.
cost to prepare and file a patent application varies
from $5385 to over $10,000, including the government
filing fee.. The average cost is $7885 and complete
financing is available. Discounts are also
available to corporations or individual inventors for
multiple patent applications.
here for a current Schedule of Services and Expenses