Fees for calendar year 2013
A copy of my complete fee schedule can be downloaded here.
Typical Fees for Various Services:
Below are the attorney fees for various patent services. There may be additional costs associated with some services such as governmental filing fees, figure drafting fees or other costs which can vary by service and project.
|Type of Legal Service:||Cost:|
|*There may be additional fees associated with this service. Please see my detailed fee schedule for more information|
|Estimate of Costs||FREE|
|Provisional Patent Application||$200-$800*|
|Non-Provisional Patent Application||$2000-$3000*|
|Design Patent Application||$300*|
|Office Action Response||$600-$1200*|
|Hourly Rate for 2013||$150|
Although this list is not exhaustive, I will provide an estimate that will include the total amount due for any project including attorney fees, government fees, figure drafting fees or any other costs associated with the work BEFORE I begin any project so that you know the costs upfront. This estimate will be based on a more detailed fee schedule which can be accessed here.
Payment of Fees
Generally, I require one half of the estimated costs prior to beginning work, with the other half due after a final draft is produced, but before I file anything with the USPTO. If the client so chooses, he/she can cancel any project at any time by providing written notice. Any work completed on the project will be billed to the client at the hourly rate for time worked up to, but not exceeding, the fixed fee cost for the project.
I generally work on projects for clients on a first come, first served basis depending on when they authorize the work. That is, I add each client's work to my current list of projects when the work is authorized by the client and take each project in order. Occasionally, clients request that I work on a particular project earlier than it would otherwise be worked on. In such cases, expediting the work will be done at my sole discretion. Expedited work will be charged an additional fifteen (15) percent or $200, whichever is greater. The reasons for these additional charges are provided in my FAQs.