Patent Attorney Cost – What will it cost to hire a patent attorney?
I get this question all the time. In fact, “What will it cost to hire a patent attorney” is often the first question I get. The answer, of course, depends. There is no set cost to hire a patent attorney, just like there is no set cost to remodel your home.
Naturally, the cost to hire a patent attorney will depend on what you need the patent attorney to do. But other factors also play a role, such as the attorney’s experience. The attorney’s location can affect price. New York and Silicon Valley attorneys are generally going to be more expensive than Denver patent attorneys. And the law firm size may impact price – larger law firms generally charge more than smaller law firms.
What if you could get a flat fee quote before hiring a patent attorney?
Many attorneys charge an hourly rate. Some patent attorneys charge $500 an hour or more. Even an hourly rate of $200 per hour can add up fast. And the worst part is that you don’t know how much you’ve spent until the bill arrives.
But what if you could get a flat fee quote for a project, before you hire a patent attorney?
Trenner Law Firm does everything on a per project, flat fee basis.
Imagine knowing what it will cost to hire a patent attorney up front, before you ask your patent attorney to do anything.
Not an estimate, but a flat fee. When the bill arrives, the total amount charged is exactly what you were told it would cost before getting started.
That’s how Trenner Law’s flat fees work. For example, you want to file a provisional patent application to get patent pending status for your invention. You call Trenner Law Firm and we tell you what it will cost. If you decide to work with Trenner Law Firm, we prepare and file a provisional patent application for you. When the bill comes, the total cost of the project exactly matches what you were told it would cost.
Does a flat fee cover everything?
At Trenner Law Firm, the flat fee DOES cover everything that we tell you it covers. For example, when you hire Trenner Law to prepare and file a provisional patent application, we write the patent application, we send you a draft for review and input. We make any changes that you request, and we file the provisional patent application with the US Patent Office. All for the flat fee that we quote for you before starting work on the project.
What if you have questions?
There is no extra charge to answer your questions related to the project we are working on.
What if you want changes?
There is no extra charge to make changes to the provisional patent application prior to filing.
The flat fee covers everything that we tell you it covers before starting work on a project.
Aren’t there cheaper alternatives to hiring a patent attorney?
I can do this myself. Why should I work with a law firm?
First, only a registered patent attorney or patent agent can file a patent application at the US Patent Office.
Unless you are filing your own patent application.
If you prepare and file your own patent application, and make a mistake, you may lose some or all rights to the invention. You may have to hire a patent attorney to try and correct your mistake. Often this costs more than if the patent attorney had just done the work in the first place.
What about some of these “inventor help companies?”
Many “inventor help companies” sub-contract with patent agents to prepare and file patent applications. You have no say in who these patent agents are. Wouldn’t you rather choose your own patent attorney?
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