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Justin Luby


Registered United States Patent Attorney

    
Your Tampa Bay Patent Attorney 
 
 
 
DIY Patents
Only inventors, registered patent attorneys and agents are eligible to file patents with the USPTO.  Therefore, as the inventor, you do not need to utilize a patent attorney to file your patent.  However, utilizing the services of a patent attorney is highly advisable.

The level of protection a patent provides your invention is directly correlated to the verbiage of the claims in your patent application.  Claiming a patent too broadly will lead to a rejection by the USPTO, and claiming a patent to narrowly could lead to a patent that is commercially worthless.  Patent attorneys have been trained and certified by the USPTO to possess the knowledge necessary to properly draft claims before the USPTO.  Therefore, you can feel secure that a patent application drafted by a registered patent attorney will provide you with the invention protection that you expect

Want to see the opinion of others:

USPTO:
Inventors Eye | Working with a Patent Practitioner

HOWSTUFFWORKS.com:
When should you contact a patent attorney- - HowStuffWorks

NOLO.com:
Do You Need a Lawyer to File a Patent- | Nolo.com

 

Legal and Government Fees

Patentability Searches

Legal Fees1

$400

Utility Patents

Legal Fees2

Application Drafting Fee

Starting At $2,500

USPTO Office Action Responses

$750

Drawings

$125 per sheet

Government

Fees3,4

Entity Type

Large Entity

Small Entity

Micro Entity

Basic Filing Fee

$280

$70

$70

Utility Search Fee

$600

$300

$150

Utility Examination Fee

$720

$360

$180

Utility Patent Issue Fee

$960

$480

$240

Design Patents

Legal Fees2

Application Drafting Fee

Starting At $1,500

USPTO Office Action Responses

$500

Drawings

$125 per sheet

Government

Fees3,4

Entity Type

Large Entity

Small Entity

Micro Entity

Basic Filing Fee

$180

$90

$45

Design Search Fee

$120

$60

$30

Design Examination Fee

$460

$230

$115

Design Patent Issue Fee

$560

$280

$140

Provisional Patents

Legal Fee2

Application Drafting Fee

Starting At $1,250

Drawings

$125 per sheet

Government

Fees3,4

Entity Type

Large Entity

Small Entity

Micro Entity

Provisional Filing Fee

$260

$130

$65

1)      Paid in Advance.

2)      due in Advance, due prior to filing.

3)      Due prior to filing, except for Issue Fees, which are due when the patent issues.

4)      Government fees are subject to change.