How Much Does a Patent Cost?

You can either get a patent by yourself or hire outside counsel to get one for you. If you were to write and file the patent yourself (and you are a micro-entity), you'd only pay $80 to file the patent and a ~$2,000 over the life of the patent (20 years) in government fees. If you were to hire...

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Provisional Patents Explained

Provisional patents are great tools for inventors to retain legal protection for their innovation while minimizing costs. Oftentimes, inventors file provisional patents before they share their innovation to the world. This retains the ability for them to get patents later in the US as well as...

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How To Patent An Idea

To patent an idea in the US, you have to first file a patent. After filing, you often will have to negotiate with the US Patent Office to narrow your invention before they agree to grant your patent. At the filing stage, at minimum, you will need: Description of your invention in English (or...

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