I charge $210/hr., but my fees are a little bit different than most. I don't have a set fee for preparing an application, but instead can quote you a "ceiling" on the hours to prepare and file, once we discuss what area the application is on. 

 

In effect, I am giving you the maximum I will charge for the preparation and filing, but if we get it done faster, you pay less! To be fair to both of us, I like hearing what the invention is before quoting the hours. I have yet to bill more than 40 hours for preparation and filing of a non-provisional utility patent application.

 

 

Provisional Patent Application Preparation and Filing

  (based upon hours hours worked, from 4 to 8 hrs on average)

  Includes basic keyword search, (or not if you opt)
  Electronic copies of "interesting patents"
  Application Preparation,
  USPTO Filing fee is an Add'l $130 (Small Entity)

Utility Non-Provisional Patent Application Preparation and Filing

  (based upon hours hours worked, usually 20-40 hrs per application on average)
  Includes basic keyword search, (or not if you opt)
  Electronic copies of "interesting patents",
  Application Preparation,
  USPTO Filing fee Add'l $730 (Small entity, plus extra depending on # of claims))

Design Patent Preparation and Filing

  (based upon hours work, usually 5 - 7 hrs

  USPTO Filing fee Add'l (about $190 Small Entity)  

 

Prior Art and Patents Search

  Includes USPTO Patents (and published applications) database,

  EPO database and Japanese abstracts keyword search

   List of US Patent Classificatoins searched,

  Notes and Opinoin on at least Three/Ten Major/Minor relevance

  Patents/Applications, including electronic (pdf) version of these and

  any other patents. 

 

  The above can be done on either an actual effort basis (Hourly rate below)

 

  or on a Flat-fee ($750), Credit card payable basis (Click Link for CCard) 

 

 


Office Actions                                                      $ 210/hr

All fees in US Dollars. Travel, Postage and any other fees are charged as incurred.

Terms: Upon acceptance of case, deposit of $1,000,
  Balance due 30 days upon filing of application

Credit Cards accepted as well as electronic invoice using Paypal

* Stated fee is maximum charged for preparation. It will be based on the actual number of
  hours worked, but will not exceed this amount for my hours, plus the USPTO filing fee.

   

Luis Figarella PE

USPTO Reg. #58300

27 Todd Rd.

Nashua, NH 03064

603-557-8420 (C)

603.821.7400 (H/O)

206-338-3093 (Fax)

luis@mxpatent.com

@MXPatent   @Figarella

Skype ID:     luis.figarella

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