The Virtual Patent Agent Office is an Internet service of
Sherman D. Pernia, Esq., P.C.
. . . Registered Patent Agent/Attorney: $150 - $250.00 per hour
. . . Patent Law Clerk/Research Associate: $75.00 per hour
Task Defined Fee Estimates (and Fee Cap):
Draft and file a regular US or PCT patent application:
. . . $3,500 to $4,500 (Cap) for simple & uncomplicated mechanical, electrical or chemical inventions.
. . . $4,000 to $6,000 (Cap) for inventions of medium complexity, including software, biomedical/pharmaceutical device and method inventions, and more complicated mechanical, electrical or chemical inventions.
. . . $5,000 to $8,000 (Cap) for complicated inventions including complex software, mechanical, electrical and chemical inventions, and biomedical/pharmaceutical composition inventions.
Draft and file a US Provisional Application:
. . . $ 1,500 to $2,000 - to meet US section 112 enablement requirements.
. . . $ 600 - protective of rule 102 publication bar only.
. . . $ 250 to $500 - prior art patent search.
. . . $ 700 to $ 1,500 - written patentability legal opinion, cost depends on the type & amount of prior art to be covered in the opinion.
. . . $950, minimum cost for a Patentability Study (includes prior art patent search and patentability opinion).
Draft and file a design application:
$1000: Existing industrial design application
$1500 to $2500: New application, cost depending on condition of drawings.
Response to Examiner's Action on the merits of the
. . . $1000 to $2,000 - cost depends on complexity of the office action and whether this office prepared the original application.
Filing services for patent and trademark applications, without
. . . $ 180 - for US Express Mail deposit of a completed document to guarantee a filing date (with at least two day lead time). Expedited surcharge for less than two days lead time, plus $40.
Expedited Task Surcharge for less than 4 weeks
. . . 10 percent of usual fees.
Urgent Task surcharge for less than 2 weeks
. . . 20 percent of usual fees.
Extremely Urgent/Emergency Task surcharge for less than 1 week lead-time:
. . . 50 percent of usual fees.
Note: Govermental fees are additional
Balance of Fee Is Payable Upon Completion of Task.