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Flat-Fee Services

Roberts IP Law provides a full range of intellectual property services to help clients protect and leverage their innovations and brands. Flat-fee quotes are usually available for most projects. For a list of frequently-requested services and their typical costs, browse the following menu of services.

Calling to schedule a meeting or to learn about the firm is free of charge and encouraged. If Mr. Roberts meets with you to discuss your legal situation, there is a charge to provide up to one (1) hour of advice and counsel. Importantly, there is no attorney-client relationship until a written retainer agreement has been signed by both the client and Roberts IP Law.

Standard hourly rate
$295/hour
Initial Consultation (Up to one hour)
$295

PATENTS

Utility Patent Novelty Search
from $1,975
Provisional Patent Application
from $2,500
Original Utility Patent Application – Invention of Minimal Complexity
from $5,500
Original Utility Patent Application – Relatively Complex Technology
from $7,500
Original Utility Patent Application – More Complex Technologies
from $9,500
Basic Information Disclosure Statement, Preparation, and Filing (w/application)
$300
Typical Patent Amendment/Prosecution Argument
from $1500
Appeal Brief to the Board in Utility Patent Application (w/o oral argument)
from $4,500
Filing Foreign Origin Utility Patent Application, received ready for filing
$2,000
Filing Non-PCT Patent Application Abroad (translation fees extra)
$2,000
Filing Previously Prepared U.S. Patent Application as PCT Application in U.S.
$5,000
Filing of PCT Chapter II Demand for Examination (basic)
$1,500
Entering National Stage in U.S. Receiving Office From Foreign Origin PCT Application (translation fees extra)
$2,500
Entering National Stage in Each Foreign Receiving Office From U.S.
$1,500 – $4,500
Original PCT Application (translation fees extra)
$1,500 – $2,000
U.S. Design Patent Application (one embodiment – simple)
$2,500
Expediting fee
$30
U.S. Plant Patent Application
$2,000
Infringement/non-infringement opinion, per patent
from $10,000
Validity/invalidity opinion, per patent
from $13,000
Combination validity and infringement opinion, per patent
from $20,000

TRADEMARKS

Trademark Scan and Preliminary Report to Client
$350
Trademark Registrability Search, Analysis, and Opinion
$2,975
Search without Analysis and Opinion
$950
Trademark Registration – Application, Preparation, Filing Conference
$975
Trademark Prosecution (variable)
from $550
Trademark Appeal to the Board (without argument)
from $3,500
Trademark Section 8 and 15 Declaration
$975
Trademark Renewal Application
$975
Typical State Trademark Application
$450
Filing Foreign Origin Trademark Registration – received ready for filing
$975
Filing Foreign Trademark Application (per country)
from $1,500 – $2,000
Filing European Trademark Application
from $2,500 – $3,000

COPYRIGHTS

Copyright Registration – Typical Application, Including Client Conference
$650
Copyright Registration – Application for Computer Software, Including Client Conference
$900

TRADE SECRETS

Setting up Trade Secret Protection Program
$1,800
Agreements and Advice
Standard hourly rates

INTERNET DOMAIN NAME DISPUTES

Instituting Domain Name Dispute Proceedings Before Arbitration Panel
from $4,500

LICENSING

Agreements and Advice
Standard hourly rates

LITIGATION

Federal and State Court Litigation
Patent infringement, less than $1MM at risk, through discovery
from $350,000
Patent infringement, less than $1MM at risk, through trial and appeal
from $600,000
Patent infringement, more than $1MM at risk, through discovery
from $1,250,000
Patent infringement, more than $1MM at risk, through trial and appeal
from $3,000,000
Trademark Infringement, less than $1MM at risk, through discovery
from $150,000
Trademark Infringement, less than $1MM at risk, through trial
from $255,000
Trademark Infringement, more than $1MM at risk, through discovery
from $350,000
Trademark Infringement, more than $1MM at risk, through trial/appeal
from $650,000
All Other Matters
Standard hourly rates & Contingency

Note that all fees/costs include any Patent and Trademark Office or other governmental fees unless otherwise noted, and thus are subject to change as government fees periodically increase. Filing fees are based on applicant being a micro entity with one class of goods. Additional government fees apply for pursuing additional trademark classes or when a patent applicant is a large entity (500 or more employees), or if the applicant has previously filed more than four patent applications or earns more than three times the median household income for that preceding calendar year (i.e, more than $169,548 as of November 29, 2016). See: https://www.uspto.gov/patent/laws-and-regulations/micro-entity-status-gross-income-limit