What fees are involved in filing a patent?

Asked on Dec 29th, 2011 on Patents - Iowa
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How much will it cost for attorney fees and filing of a patent?
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Answered on Jan 16th, 2012 at 5:19 PM
Attorney fees for filing a patent application can vary a lot from attorney to attorney. Please check out for fixed fee patent applications. They focus on patent applications for the entrepreneur.

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Answered on Jan 16th, 2012 at 5:19 PM
The governmental fees are about $1,500. The attorney fees will vary quite a bit depending upon the complexity of the invention and the skill of the attorney. While the lowest cost patent attorney will likely get you a bad patent, the highest cost patent attorney will not necessarily get you the best patent. For a simple invention, you can figure on paying a total of about $9K-$10K over the next three years. You might pay more or less depending upon how many similar devices the Patent Office finds are already out there. If you get quoted less than that by a patent attorney, I would question whether you are being quoted all of the anticipated fees and/or the skill and experience of the patent attorney.

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