Flat Fee Patent Applications

It is important to consider which type(s) of patent applications are best suited for you and your invention. If you are unsure which patent application(s) you need, simply contact Hanrahan Law Firm by phone or email for a free consultation.

In general, there are two main types of patent applications, each of which seek protection on a different aspect of the invention. Those two types are a design patent application and a utility patent application.

Design Patent Application

A design patent applicaton will seek to protect the non-functional, aesthetic or ornamental aspects of an invention, such as how a product looks. For example, the ornamental shape of a newly designed pen, remote control, or product packaging may each be the subject of a U.S. design patent application.
Design
Patent Application
  • Free Consultation with a Registered Patent Attorney
  • Formal U.S. patent drawings of your invention
  • U.S. Government Filing Fee for a Small Entity is included ($380)
  • Flat fee: $2,000

Utility Patent Application

On the other hand, a utility patent application is directed toward the functional or utility aspects of an invention, such as how the invention is made or how it works or functions. For a utility patent application, there are two options: a provisional patent application and a non-provisional patent application.

A provisional patent application is a relatively quick and inexpensive way to obtain "Patent Pending" for your invention; however, it will automatically expire exactly one (1) year from its filing date and will never be examined by a Patent Examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Accordingly, a non-provisional patent application must be filed within one year of the provisional patent application filing date (before the provisional patent application expires) to maintain the "Patent Pending" status and to proceed toward examination.

Hanrahan Law Firm offers two types of provisional patent applications: a Basic Provisional Patent Application and a Standard Provisional Patent Application.
  • The Basic Provisional Patent Application is a quick patent application filing including only the information and written description provided to Hanrahan Law Firm (e.g., short descriptons, summaries, drawings, etc.) prepared by the inventor.
  • The Standard Provisional Patent Application, on the other hand, includes a detailed written description of the invention prepared by a Registered Patent Attorney.
When deciding between a Basic Provisional Patent Application and a Standard Provisional Patent Application, it is important to consider that only the information disclosed in the patent application can be considered "Patent Pending," and that United States patent laws include specific "enablement" and "written description" requirements that must be met in order for an application to maintain or otherwise rely on its filing date.

Under the circumstances, a Basic Provisonal Patent Application is only recommended as a placeholder while we work towards the preparation and filing of either a Standard Provisional Patent Application or a Non-Provisional Patent Application. If you have any questions on this, please do not hesitate to ask.

Basic Provisional
Patent Application
  • Free Consultation with a Registered Patent Attorney
  • Submission of only those items provided by client (description, drawings, etc.)
  • U.S. Government Filing Fee for a Small Entity is included ($140)
  • Flat fee: $950
Standard Provisional
Patent Application
  • Free Consultation with a Registered Patent Attorney
  • Detailed description of your invention prepared by a Registered Patent Attorney
  • U.S. Government Filing Fee for a Small Entity is included ($140)
  • Flat fee: $3,450
The other type of utility patent application, a non-provisional patent application, is considered the full patent application, and will be assigned to a Patent Examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) upon filing to determine whether a patent can be granted. At Hanrahan Law Firm, a non-provisional patent application includes a detailed description and a set of detailed patent claims prepared by a Registered Patent Attorney.

Non-Provisional
Patent Application
  • Free Consultation with a Registered Patent Attorney
  • Detailed description of invention prepared by a Registered Patent Attorney
  • Detailed patent claims prepared by a Registered Patent Attorney
  • U.S. Government Filing Fee for Small Entity is included ($785)
  • Flat fee: $4,450

To order any of our Patent Applications, simply contact Registered Patent Attorney Benjamin M. Hanrahan and he will personally return your message.

All communications, including invention disclosures, with attorney Benjamin M. Hanarahan and Hanrahan Law Firm, P.A. are strictly confidential.

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