Patent fees can get out of hand unless you structure a project intelligently from the beginning. We work with you to provide a patent-filing strategy that fits your needs and goals. We help you determine what is commercially meaningful, what is worth spending money on, and what is not.


Our fees are always competitive. Most clients choose FIXED-FEE billing which ensures predictability. We can give you a fixed budget for a single filing or an entire patent cycle, including international filing, allowing you to confidently make commercial decisions. And for fixed fee projects there is no charge for calls or emails, so you can discuss any aspect of your case, any time you want.


We understand the patent system very well indeed, and know how to use the various Patent Office fee discounts (academic and income-based) to your benefit. These can reduce USPTO filing fees by 75% for applicants with an income of less than about $161,000/yr, and for university employees (and effectively for universities). We are always happy to discuss your budget and provide estimates.

To give you an example of actual costs, a simple patent application can be drafted and filed for as little as $3500 plus USPTO fees of about $400 for micro entity.  An international application can be filed for $1990 plus patent office fees. Email us for a free, confidential consultation and quote:


Fixed Fees - Flexible & Competitive


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