Hourly and fixed-fee representation is available.

An hourly structure allows you to incur fees only as they become due.  In some matters, such as non-provisional patent applications, prosecution can take years due to the application backlog at the USPTO. With an hourly arrangement, you keep your money until each unit of work is performed.

A fixed-fee structure helps you avoid billing surprises.  The quality of review by the USPTO varies. With the fixed-fee structure, those variables will not affect your bill.

  • Utility Applications
    • Prior Art Search – $500 – Includes search of patent and non-patent literature and list of relevant references with explanations of relevance
    • Provisional Patent Application – $1,000
    • Non-provisional Patent Application – $5,000 – Includes response to office actions through final action
    • Request for Continued Examination – $2,500 – If non-provisional application was filed by Hogaboam Law Offices, PLLC, otherwise $5,000. Includes response to office actions through final action
    • Drawings – Depend on the time required – I encourage clients to provide their own drawings, suitable drawings can often be generated from CAD files at no cost
  • Design Applications
    • Patent Application – $1,000 – Includes response to office actions through final action
    • Drawings – Depend on the time required- I encourage clients to provide their own drawings, suitable drawings can often be generated from CAD files at no cost
  • Trademark Applications
    • Application – $750 – Includes search of federal and select state registries, includes response to office actions through final action 

* All fees payable to the USPTO (application, search, publication, petition, extension of time, issue, etc.) are the responsibility of the client and are not included in the above listed fees.

** “Complicated” applications may cost more.  If it is believed an application is “complicated,” the fee will be negotiated before work, beyond a Prior Art Search, is performed.

*** Applicants eligible for micro-entity status are eligible for a 20% discount on preparation and prosecution fees.

**** The cost to perform USPTO interviews requested by the client are not included in fixed-fee representation.