These articles discusses the costs in terms of realistic budgetary estimates and strategies for minimizing legal costs when patenting your invention. When you are starting to cost your patent legal needs Primarily, the information warns about the dangers of a cheap provisional patent application.
The overall cost to get a granted utility patent is around $7000 to $20,000. This includes the short term costs to prepare and file a utility patent application and the long term costs to examine the utility patent application. The short term cost to prepare and file a utility patent application (i.e., secure patent pendency) is about $5,000 to … [...]
To get a patent, you have to submit a patent application with the USPTO. The submission is the only step that you need to take to get a patent. However, you can take proactive actions to be more cost-effective when you go through the patent process. So, what are the steps to get a patent, […]
The cost for a utility patent can be as low as $900 for a micro-entity to $2400 for a large entity. That is if the inventor does all of the work. If you hire a patent attorney, then the cost to get a utility patent can be as high as $20,000 or more. However, the […]
A patent might seem like a waste of money when you launch your product. You’re not making any money yet. Patents are expensive. Plus, a patent is never guaranteed. So, is a patent worth getting? A patent is worth the cost if sales of the invention are much greater than the expenses of getting a […]
A provisional patent application (PPA) is not a cheap option but it is a lower cost alternative to a non provisional patent application. The reason is that although the provisional patent application has lower minimum requirements than the nonprovisional patent application, the PPA has to disclose all of the details that the NPA must disclose. […]
A provisional utility patent application is one of the most misunderstood tools of the patent system—at least by non-patent practitioners. From the layperson’s perspective, the provisional patent application is usually viewed as a cheap patent application. However, as discussed below, the provisional patent application is not cheap compared to the cost to prepare a nonprovisional […]
Provisional patent applications are lower cost, but not cheap Provisional patent applications are frequently misunderstood, and in my opinion, misused. Oftentimes, provisional applications are thought to be the poor man’s patent or the cheap patent. However, the provisional patent application is merely a lower cost option as best described by the United States Patent and […]