About how much money does it cost to patent an idea? 3 Answers as of March 16, 2011

Are there other costs besides attorneys?

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DANIEL NESBITT | Hasse & Nesbitt
Attorneys fees for preparing and filing a patent application obviously vary depending upon the complexity of the invention, and the proximity of the prior art to your invention. It truly depends. Attorney's billing rate can also vary depending on your location and the skill and experience of the attorney. Patent expenses during the examination of the application include the filing fee, any "refiling" fees, and the grant fees. The totals from start to grant of the patent can range from $10,000 to $30,000 over a 2-4 year period. An inventors may wish to offer other types of compensation arrangements.
Answer Applies to: Ohio
Replied: 3/16/2011
Mark S. Hubert PC
Mark S. Hubert PC | Mark Hubert
Generally I charge about $4500 plus $462 filing fee plus $500 drawings and then there si further prosecution about $500 to $1000 and the issue fee $1055 and then there is maintenance fees after that.
Answer Applies to: Oregon
Replied: 3/9/2011
Malhotra Law Firm, PLLC
Malhotra Law Firm, PLLC | Deepak Malhotra
The answer is it depends. It depends on the complexity of the subject matter, the number of inventive concepts disclosed and claimed, and the number and severity of office actions received by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 3/6/2011
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