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Patent attorney costs [duplicate]

I know that it is difficult estimate the cost of any particular patent from start to finish. There are so many variables that can affect any single patent application. Certainly there are rough ...
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Cost of filing and maintaining a US patent?

This article states: The estimated cost for a small business entity to file for a patent and maintain the patent with the associated fees for the long term can range from $220,000 to $440,000. ...
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Strategies for minimizing early cost while maximizing future options with PCT application?

My basic question is: to which degree can an imperfectly written but substantially complete PCT application still be upgraded/fine-tuned (by a good attorney) in the first couple of months after filing?...
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Can an improvement be made on a patent and then made in the public domain?

I have design improvement to the rubber glove for restaurants that work with gloves in front of the customer. It will reduce the cost significantly on production and material. Can I make it in the ...
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How to tell which idea to patent first? [closed]

I have 100s of inventions on paper in short hand. I have improvements on the rubber glove to improvements on the electric generator. I do not know how to pick a winner and go with that one first? ...
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Is there a cheaper patent for low income applicants?

Is there a government supplement that offsets the cost of obtaining a patent for low income families?
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Cost of a patent

I know the cost will probably vary greatly but what is the "average" percentage of each cost of the patent. If cost percentages varies between utility and design patents I would like to know primarily ...
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Costs for patents in Europe for software or online-service

I'm currently not entirely sure if I can get a patent on my "idea" at all, yet I think I might, but if so I wouldn't know at the moment in what kind of group my patent would be considered in. However,...
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Cost of patenting in Europe

What is the total cost of patenting a medical device in Europe? Of all the costs, which ones are compulsory? I have also heard that the cost will significantly reduce with a new system. Is that ...
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Patent Sponsorship [closed]

I have an idea/product that I want to patent, but I live outside the US and I don't have the money for all the huge expense that is to patent something. Are there investors that are interested in ...
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Cost for drafting and filing a patent

What is the average cost of drafting and filing a patent incurred when hiring an agent ? This can give an idea to me if I'm over charged for the service