Patentability Search – Attorney’s Fees - $800 and up, or $0 (if a provisional, nonprovisional, or international PCT application is filed within 6 months after a patentability search the attorney’s fees for the patentability search are credited towards the attorney’s fees for the application).
Provisional Patent Application – Attorney’s Fees - $1,700 and up. Total cost including
Attorney’s Fees and typical costs - $2,270 - $2,980 (estimate).
Nonprovisional Patent Application – Attorney’s Fees - $4,200 and up. Total cost including Attorney’s Fees and typical costs - $5,130 - $6,920 (estimate).
Drafting Office Action Responses - Attorney’s Fees: Low complexity - $1,000 or High complexity - $2,400 (estimate).
Design Patent Application – Attorney’s Fees - $1,700 and up. Total cost including Attorney’s Fees and typical costs - $2,440 – $3,160 (estimate).
Issue Fee – Utility Issue Fee: $250 - $1,000; Design Issue Fee: $175 - $700
Description of a Patent:
Types of Patent Applications:
Provisional Patent Application:
Nonprovisional Patent Application (also called a Utility Patent Application):
Design Patent Application:
Some USPTO fees are dependent on the applicant—where the applicant can be a normal entity, small entity, or micro entity.
Definition of Entity Size:
 37 CFR 1.27; 13 CFR 121.802
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