Let me say $6000 but most patent attorneys would respond “how long is a piece of string?”
They have a good point as their fees to draft the specification can range from $4000 to $25K. After all, patents are by definition new so we cannot reuse another patent as a template. And your invention could be a mouse trap or cure for cancer, so there is no one-size-fits-all price. There could also be lots of unknowns, and here’s the thing….
…Attorneys don’t like risk and uncertainty!
At Perpetual, we’ll share the risk with you by giving you a fixed quote where we can unravel the uncertainty from experience and a good estimate where the uncertainty lies with you or the patent office.
So … $6000? Yes, this comes with some assumptions. You provide a few pages describing the technical parts of the invention and all technical drawing; we draft the specification, claims, abstract, non-technical drawings, assignment and declaration. If you can do more, that quote goes down.
Is that all the costs for a patent?
Well, no. Every country charges different Official fees to apply, search, exam and grant your patent. These range from $600 in Canada to $3630 for a PCT (global application). On top of that there are translation costs if you file China, Japan, or Korea, for example. The attorney in each country will also charge a few thousand dollars to file and respond to objections from the patent office, as needed. Lastly you’ll pay a few hundred dollars per country per year when your patent is granted.
So that piece of string is potentially $25,000+ BUT you do not have to file that far and wide AND most of these costs come later – after you secure millions in investment. Start with a free consultation by filing in the contact us form.