How much do patents cost? Part 3 of 3

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The claims are essential in order to have complete protection of your invention.  This is why it is advised you seek professional guidance to make sure your claims are drafted in the proper manner, with the correct wording and phrasing.

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In addition to the fees I have already mentioned, in most cases other cost will be incurred.  I have already explained the fees to file an application. In most cases these applications are rejected, which will require you to file a written response or amendment.

The cost of these amendments will vary based on what the government dictates, but can range on average between $2,000-$5,000 dollars.  In some cases you will need to file multiple amendments, so the costs can really add up fast. Also, amendments do not guarantee that you will be able to save your application.

So how much does is cost for a patent?  As you can see there is no one right answer to this question, as many factors will determine your total expenses.  Estimates for a provisional patent application with help of a qualified attorney can average $5,000-$9,000.

For a regular utility patent application you will see estimates in the range of $8000-$15,000, this does not include filing amendments.  In other words, if you begin with a provisional patent and move to a utility patent, start to finish could cost in the neighborhood of $30,000. Bottom line, patents are not cheap. Seeking the assistance of an experienced patent attorney may be your best bet.