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Patentability Criterion
 
For an invention to become patentable it must meet certain criteria.
  • Patentability comprises the necessary characteristics that an invention must have in order for it to pass muster as a legally patentable innovation. First they must fall into one of the statutory classes of patents.  Additionally, there are two other main characteristics that an invention must have for it to be rendered patentable. Namely, that the invention must be new (novelty) as well as having no direct or indirect precedent (non-obviousness) with reference to the existing set of technological art.
  • Novelty means that the same invention must not exist anywhere prior to applicant's creation of it.
  • Non-Obviousness is a somewhat murkier factor in the patent world. Put simply, one of ordinary skill in the art of the application's invention must determine that the invention would not have been obvious to make or use the invention. This is determined by patent office personnel conducting a prior art search and analyzing the state of the technological art. If the sum total of the prior can not be combined to demonstrate an obviousness rejection nor a logical rationale be found for the same then an application passes to issuance.

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Writing  Drafting Searching


Our primary business is the writing of patent applications for utility patents.  and typically we will be having various conversations both personal and telephonic.  Then we will proceed forward to the writing of a rough overview of your invention.  Simultaneously Patent CEO will order one of our draftsman to work on your drawings.  After you have reviewed your new application and drawings and approved both, we will collect other auxiliary documents and arrange them for transmission to the government.  These include but are not limited to: Declaration(s), Power of Attorney(s) and more.  These will be collected and forwarded to the USPTO either electronically or through the regular mail.

Inventors can also elect to file a provisional patent that provides a one year grace period for filing a complete utility application.  This option is less expensive then a regular application at first; but since a provisional patent never matures into a regular patent, applicant will have to cover the expenses of a provisional application and later in the year the cost of a regular application.  Patent CEO will deduct the cost of the provisional application from the later cost structure of the regular application up to 100% in the first six months after the filing of the provisional application and about 50% from 6-11 months after filing of the provisional.  Choose this option only if you are not sure about filing your regular application.


Writing

The following list illustrates the current suggested prices for various services.  They are based upon a case of regular complexity and length of about 20 pages.  These fees are subject to change without notice.  Please get your FIXED PRICE QUOTATION today.  Additional costs for your patent include USPTO filing and draftsman's fees and are NOT included below:

Utility Patent Application Attorney / Agent Fees

Fixed Provisional Application - $2400-3000+
Fixed Non Provisional Application Range of Fees - $5000 - $6000+
Fixed Responses to Substantial Office Actions / Appeals - $2500+

Design Patent Application Attorney / Agent Fees

Fixed Design Application $2400+



Price Guide - USPTO Fees (Government)

CURRENT USPTO.gov Schedule of Fees at
MICRO ENTITY STATUS: The Patent Office has created three tiers of pricing for its products.  To qualify for a micro entity or less the current requirement as of 2018 is a gross income of less than 177,000.
Micro Entity Non Provisional (Filing Search Exam) $430
Small Entity Non Provisional (Filing Search Exam) $860
Micro Entity Provisional Filing $70
Small Entity Provisional $140
Micro Design Filing Fee $240
Small Design Filing Fees $480

Drafting

Patent CEO works with draftsman in two states to provide the best quality drawings for your utility and design patents. 


Searching

We can also conduct searches on your idea but because of the enormous number of patents it is sometimes like finding a needle in a haystack.  Having conducted hundreds if not thousands of searches we can find what your looking for in the USPTO database.

You should understand, however, that there are many countries that have patent databases and if an applicant in any of those countries (Japan, Germany, etcetera) files over there and not over here there application will not show up in the US catalog.  Therefore, it is our opinion that it is best to file in the US with or without a search.

If you have conducted your own search on google.com and found similar technologies, do not lose heart.  Before there was the disc brake there was the drum brake and the fact that they solve similar problems does not mean
that yours is not the more marketable product.

Price Guide - Agent Fees

Novelty Search $800 - $1200+
 
Utility Patents

are articles of manufacture, compositions of matter, machines or processes can obtain a patent on that invention. Some examples of the foregoing are a shoe (article of manufacture), a drug (composition of matter), an airplane engine (machine) and a computer program running a robot (process). The computer instructions controlling the motion of the robot is a method in this last example.
 

Design patents

cover the ornamental appearance of an item.  They differ from utility patents in that the way an item looks is being patented.  This is futher emphasized in that the claim in a design patent is made up essentially of drawings.  Utility patents on the other hand are directed to function and structure.  
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