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In the context that the upcounsel article was written -- for the all-in cost of filing, prosecuting one application and then paying off maintenance fees to expiration for ONE patent in (presumably) ONE jurisdiction -- the stated fees are ABSOLUTELY NOT realistic. Even the low end of $220,000 would be insanely expensive. What happened was that the author of ...


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The international phase There's no requirement to respond to the ISR or written opinion. While you are provided with the opportunity to file article 19 or 34 amendments and provide arguments, and these may be considered at the international phase, many countries will just re-search and re-examine your application anyway during the national phase. You may ...


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Consider what, if patented, would really bring you commercial value. If you're never going to actually make and sell the patented device, then what's the point of applying for a patent? For example, are you really going to make and sell an electric generator? The exception is if you want to be a non-practising entity. You can then sell your patented ...


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Note that after filing the PCT, you won't really need to do anything until December 1, 2019 (30 months after the PCT app priority date), at which point you will incur costs going into the various national stages. After the June 1, 2018 window closes, your application content will be effectively "locked down". Therefore, it's not possible to rectify lack of ...


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Perhaps you can look at it this way. How many countries do you really plan to enter once the PCT Application enters national phase entry. If its only USA or few handful more (say Canada and Europe), then you can altogether avoid the PCT. Instead, by June 01, 2018 prepare the non-provisional application with a professional US patent agent / attorney and use ...


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You will not be able to change the specification or drawings in any manner other than to correct a typo (an error in the text that is clearly an error and clearly only has one way to be fixed can be changed) or improve the legibility of a drawing. Your attorney will be stuck with your errors of omission and commission. As another answer mentions, the claims ...


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Sort of, but only in the US (as far as I know). You can file an application with micro entity status, which means most of the official fees are 75% less than the usual rate. This has some pretty strict requirements: No inventor/applicant is named on more than four previously filed applications. No inventor/application has a gross income more than three ...


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Assuming you are based in the US, you'll find the USPTO fee schedules to be useful. (The link also includes PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty) fees for international filing.) The biggest cost will be your attorney's time. If you go with a large, established firm, they are going to bill at a rate of ~$500/hr., minimum. A way to reduce this cost is to find a ...


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You question is a bit confusing, but I'll try to answer my interpretation. If you make an improvement to an existing patented device, you could potentially obtain a patent on the improvement, but if the existing patent has yet to expire, you can not produce the product without obtaining a license (assuming your product is covered by its claims). For any ...


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It is unlikely that you will find an investor who would pay for the patent -- typically investors are investing in a company and team to build a product and business. With a provisional patent you are able to file for very little money which you have 12 month to build a successful product. Patents are too easy to write (relatively speaking) for the ...


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Filing a patent as Small Entity Basic filing fee - Utility (electronic filing): $70 Utility Search Fee: $300 Utility Examination Fee: $360 ( http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/ac/qs/ope/fee010114.htm ) My patent attorney charges $6-8K for drafting a patent application, and $2K for each Office Action response. In my patents, the number of responses has been ...


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What is the total cost of patenting a medical device in Europe? Cost of Filing Patent change from time to time, at present cost of filing application can be found at following EP interactive tool:- Schedule of Fees Then selecting the Fee Group based on your requirement. For your reference filing a application and related cost on various matter will be as ...


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