Fixed Fee Patent Packages

MACY & PETERS FIXED-FEE MODEL

 

We routinely prepare and file patent and trademark applications for fixed fees. When a potential client contacts us to inquire about protecting an invention, we arrange a complimentary meeting by phone or in person to speak about the matter. We often provide the potential client with an invention disclosure form to assist the inventor in collecting his or her thoughts and notes regarding the invention. Through our conversations with the potential client, and any information collected through the invention disclosure form, we are able to evaluate the scope of the invention and provide various strategies for protecting the invention. At this point, the potential client is able to choose the course of action most appropriate for the circumstances and budget. All of Macy & Peter's services through this stage are without charge and without obligation.

When a client is interested in moving forward, we then provide our engagement letter and a corresponding fee agreement. Our fee agreement is a fixed fee agreement that specifically identifies the scope of the matter and the fees due for the matter. The fee is determined based on the type of application and complexity of the project. In the case of a patent application, the fixed fee includes all of our time for preparing and filing the application as well as any meetings, phone calls, emails, etc. related to the preparation and filing of the application. There are no hidden fees or creeping estimates.

Design Patent Application

$1800 + USPTO Fees

Draft and file a design patent application, inclusive of professional drawings


USPTO Fees: $255-$1020


What’s included:

-Preparation of design application

-Filing with USPTO

-Professional Drawings (5 viewpoints)

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Does not include:

Patent Search

Filing of Assignments

Responding to Office Actions

Post-Allowance and Issuance Fees

Extensions of Time

Coversheet Provisional Application

$1800 + USPTO Fees

Draft and file a coversheet provisional patent application absent formalities


USPTO Fees: $75-$300

What’s included:

-Preparation of coversheet provisional application

-Provisional application filing with USPTO

-Drawings supplied by Client

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Does not include:

Patent Search

Drawings  (Drawings supplied by Client)

Claims Drafting

Filing of Assignments

Conversion Fees

Coversheet-Plus Provisional Application

$3000 + USPTO Fees

Draft and file a coversheet provisional patent application with review and revisions


USPTO Fees: $75-$300

What’s included:

-Preparation of coversheet provisional application with review and revisions by counsel

-Provisional application filing with USPTO

-Drawings supplied by Client with review and revisions by counsel

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Does not include:

Patent Search

Drawings  (Drawings supplied by Client)

Claims Drafting

Filing of Assignments

Conversion Fees

Level 1 Non-Provisional Application

$4500 + USPTO Fees

Draft and file a non-provisional patent application of minimal complexity


USPTO Fees: $455-$1820

What’s included:

-Preparation of non-provisional application

-Application filing with USPTO

-Professional Drawings (up to 5)

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-Assumes a very simple invention that can be described in about 5 pages and can be depicted in about 5 figures. Examples: simple mechanical inventions (e.g, new screwdriver).

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Does not include:

Patent Search

Filing of Assignments

Responding to Office Actions

Amendments

Post-Allowance and Issuance Fees

Extensions of Time

Level 2 Non-Provisional Application

$6000 + USPTO Fees

 

Draft and file a non-provisional patent application of standard complexity


USPTO Fees: $455-$1820

What’s included:

-Preparation of non-provisional application

-Application filing with USPTO

-Professional Drawings (up to 7)

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-Assumes a standard-compexity invention that can be described in about 10 pages and can be depicted in about 7 figures. Example: medium complexity computer based business method.

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Does not include:

Patent Search

Filing of Assignments

Responding to Office Actions

Amendments

Post-Allowance and Issuance Fees

Extensions of Time

Level 3 Non-Provisional Application

$8000 + USPTO Fees

Draft and file a non-provisional patent application of standard complexity


USPTO Fees: $455-$1820

What’s included:

-Preparation of non-provisional application

-Application filing with USPTO

-Professional Drawings (up to 10)

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-Assumes a standard-compexity invention that can be described in about 15 pages and can be depicted in about 10 figures. Example: complex computer based business method; chemical invention; medical device.

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Does not include:

Patent Search

Filing of Assignments

Responding to Office Actions

Amendments

Post-Allowance and Issuance Fees

Extensions of Time