A utility patent (sometimes referred to as a non-provisional patent) protects the function of a device or method.
The cost to prepare and file a utility patent application, including the filing costs to the US Government and drafting costs is $5500 for most inventions, including the government filing cost, but can increase depending upon the complexity of the subject matter. A fixed price will be provided together with your patentability opinion.
It normally takes 4-6 weeks to prepare a patent application after we receive your instructions to proceed.
Prior to preparing and filing a utility patent application, it is advisable to have a patentability search conducted at the US Patent and Trademark Office.