Under this program, a “comprehensive” Prior Art Search is required, which can cost $3,000 or more. We can then submit the application under the United States Patent & Trademark Office’s Accelerated Examination program, which has a goal of dealing with your application in one year or less. Cost: $9,000 to $15,000 depending on complexity of invention.
Unfortunately, an appeal may be an applicant’s only route to obtain patent protection. It can involve a significant amount of time and energy to meet the procedural requirements in addition to overcoming the substantive rejections of the Examiner. Before filing an appeal, we often suggest at least on in-person interview to review the application one-on-one with the Examiner.
We can register your issued trademark with the U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP), a bureau of the Department of Homeland Security. The CBP has a trademark database and recording system for all trademarks that have been issued on the Principal Register, which is used to help the U.S. Customs officers in detecting and seizing counterfeit goods that infringe registered trademarks. The trademark database is accessible to U.S. Customs officials at all 317 ports of entry into the U.S., and includes both words and stylized images used in a trademark. Our fee to file starts at $670 US, including the CBP filing fee.
We can register your issued copyright with the U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP), a bureau of the Department of Homeland Security. The CBP has a copyright database and recording system for all copyrights that have been previously issued as registered copyrights by Library of Congress Copyright Office, which is used to help the U.S. Customs officers in detecting and seizing counterfeit goods that infringe registered copyrights. The copyright database is accessible to U.S. Customs officials at all 317 ports of entry into the U.S. Our fee to file starts at $670 US, including the CBP filing fee.
We can help you with all the steps of licensing, from drafting agreements to negotiations. As stated above, we also provide IP due diligence services, to provide a better frame of reference for the intellectual property’s value and enforceability.
An interview more often than not, a utility patent application will receive at least one office action. An office action is a rejection, at least in part, of your application. An office action response can be used to make amendments to your application, argue the patentability of your application, and to correct procedural issues. Most simple mechanical, substance, or business method office action responses can be handled for a fixed fee. Please contact us for a more specific fixed fee quote for your office action.