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Attorney billing rate of: $215 per hour
The total cost to a Client will be a combination of Attorney's fees and Government fees. Attorney's fees are charged based on the time the Attorney needs to spend on the task. Government fees are the fees the Client needs pay to the Patent Office to apply for the particular patent protection - or action before the Patent Office.
Below are estimates for:
It is suggested to start with a $215 pre-payment for 1 hour of work, then further payment to complete a desired project. In the pricing below for Attorney's fees, the common first step for any task shows the pricing written out as the $215 payment followed by the next payment to complete the task - and then total for that first step project.
Attorney's fees and Attorney billing rate effective through 9/30/21
(The pricing below is for Mechanical patents. Electrical; Software; and Business Method patents are approximately 25% higher in estimated Attorney's fees.)
First Step - Analysis Patentability:
Second Step - Application:
Notice Added Value from:
(For patent fees, the size of the applicant will determine the USPTO fees associated with a patent application and maintenance fees. Generally, a large entity pays full price; a small entity pays half of a large entity fee; and a micro entity pays half of a small entity fee. Below are fees for micro entities. Explanation of entity size given here.)
Provisional Patent Application:
Nonprovisional (Utility) Patent Application:
Design Patent Application:
Patent Maintenance (Utility Patents only):
If you are considering filing a patent application related to your technology, contact the Law Office of John B. Hudak. As a patent attorney, John Hudak, can prepare and submit patent applications on your behalf (as an individual or for your business).
If you have received a rejection or another communication from the USPTO related to your patent application, the Law Office of John B. Hudak can submit a response on your behalf.
If you own a patent, the Law Office of John B. Hudak can submit maintenance fees for you. If the proper maintenance fees are not submitted at the proper time – your utility patent will be cancelled.
The Law Office of John B. Hudak can give an opinion, if you are: (a) in the process of developing or selling a new product which may infringe upon an active patent; (b) concerned another product is infringing your current patent; or (c) aware that you may enter into possible litigation due to infringement.
If you are either a plaintiff or defendant in a patent dispute the Law Office of John B. Hudak can help you.
Each Client has their own set of facts related to their business plan, position in the market, or technology. Therefore, work is personally focused by learning about the Client and adapting to the current legal landscape related to the Client. This ability to learn and adapt allows for the successful execution of legal work for a diverse array of Clients.
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