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The Law Office of Joan I. Norek

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            Chicago, Illinois

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Entry-Level U.S. Utility Patent Applications

Firm's flat-rate basic patent application program
1.   Basic patent search required before application accepted.
2.   Pre-payments prior to each application stage.
3.   Applicant advised in writing, with copies, at each step.
4.   Low complexity, single-focus subjects only.

Stage 1:  Application preparation & filing

$3,000 attorney fees plus USPTO fees due at filing (filing, search and examination fees - see USPTO Fee Schedule)

(Optional additional costs: $400, Standard-form Assignment preparation and recording; at cost, USPTO excess claim/page fees.)

Stage 2:  Application Examination (prosecution)

$1,800 attorney fees (claim amendments/arguments)

(Optional additional costs: affidavits, declarations, appeals, re-filings, time extensions, responses after final, continued prosecutions. At the standard $240 hourly rate. Only with client's authorization.)

Stage 3:  Post-Allowance 

$450 attorney fees (normal handling and reporting) plus USPTO issue fee - see USPTO Fee Schedule

USPTO fees are significant and subject to change.

Written estimates provided for other fields and/or other complexity levels.

All applications by an experienced registered patent attorney.


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The Law Office of Joan I. Norek
25 E. Washington Street, Suite 1400
Chicago, Illinois  60602
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