Patent Application Costs

Application Filing
Service Provisional Route Non-Provisional Route
Search & Opinion $1000 $1000
Drawings (up to 5 sheets) $600 $600
Application Prep & Filing $1100-$1600 (opt’l claims) $2350
USPTO Fees (small entity) $130 $800
Total for Filing Date $2830-$3330 $4750
Follow-up Application $1900-$1400 $0
USPTO Fees (small entity) $800 $0
Total for Docketing $5530 $4750
Additional Application Fees
Service Additional Cost
Drawings in excess of 5 sheets $125/sheet
Claims in excess of 20 $40 + $15/claim
Up-charge for complex mechanical $750-$1250
Assume representation from other Registered Practitioner $750
Foreign Search $250
Non-Patent Literature Search $350
Inventor Consultations (phone) $150/event after 1st
PCT international stage application $6495 (RO/US, ISA/Korea, <31 pages)
Prosecution Fees
Service Additional Cost
Office Action Responses $1275/Office Action
Examiner Interviews (phone) $300/Event
Issue Fee (small entity) $890
RCE Fee (small entity) $600