Patent attorney Tom Galvani charges flat fees for most work. General fees are described below under each tab. The below explanations are general fee structures; your specific fee structure will be outlined in an engagement letter and fee letter.
Patent Application Preparation
Provisional applications generally cost between $1600 and $2200, which includes the attorney fees, any drawing fees, and government filing fees. Most non-provisional applications cost between $4000 and $7000 in attorney fees, $500 in drawing fees, and $730 in government filing fees. Additional fees are required if a patent search is performed and when the Patent Office corresponds during prosecution.
Patent Application Prosecution
The costs of prosecuting a patent application are extremely difficult to predict. The Patent Office can issue none, one, or many communications making a variety of requests, objections, and rejections, all of which may necessitate responding with varying amounts of work. Costs for prosecution can run between a few hundred dollars to many thousands of dollars. When an application is approved and receives a Notice of Allowance, an issue fee of about $900 must be paid to the Patent Office to have the application issue as an actual patent.
Trademark applications generally cost between about $900 and $2000 from filing to registration. The range in costs depends on whether the Trademark Office issues substantive or formal refusals during prosecution of the application.
A copyright registration typically costs just under $500. The application process is usually straightforward without many issues, but care must be taken when preparing an application so that it is accepted by the Copyright Office.
Small privacy policies for websites are generally billed on a flat-fee basis, and are usually less than $1000. More complex and lengthy policies will likely be billed on an hourly basis.
Website Terms and Conditions
Small website T&Cs are generally billed on a flat-fee basis, and are usually less than $1000. More complex and lengthy T&Cs will likely be billed on an hourly basis.
Non Disclosure Agreements
Non disclosure agreements are generally about $500.