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Q: Patent ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Patent
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: arthurwolf-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 14 Nov 2004 16:23 PST
Expires: 14 Dec 2004 16:23 PST
Question ID: 428947
How much does a patent cost?

Request for Question Clarification by easterangel-ga on 14 Nov 2004 16:28 PST

In what country are you going to apply for a patent?


Clarification of Question by arthurwolf-ga on 14 Nov 2004 17:02 PST
USA and International if possible
Subject: Re: Patent
Answered By: easterangel-ga on 14 Nov 2004 17:32 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi! Thanks for the question.

Before providing a rating, please ask for clarification if you will
need further assistance in the answers I have provided below.

Here are the Patent filing fees for the US and International applications.

US ? You can find the different application fees according to the
different types of patents.

US Patent Fees

WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) meanwhile is the place
to go to get International Patents. Here are the fees for application
of an international patent.

Transmittal Fee - $300
International filing fee - $1,134
Fee Per Sheet Over 30 - $12
PCT Easy reduction - $81
Search Fees - $1,000
Preliminary examination fees - $600

Additional fees and corresponding deductions depend on certain cases.
You can read them on the notes below our next link.

PCT Fee Tables

You can read more about WIPO by clicking on the link below.


Search terms used:
International patent

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arthurwolf-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars

Subject: Re: Patent
From: atthelibrary-ga on 15 Nov 2004 14:28 PST
Just thought I'd add that while working for an intellectual property
division of a major U.S. University, we estimated that the COST of
securing a property was about $10,000 per patent, including the fees
mentioned above.  This included fees to patent lawyers to create
patents that were difficult to challenge, and usually two rounds with
the patent office.

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