Costs & Fees

WorkCost
Preparation and filing of U.S. patent applications - Minimally complex utility case (average)$5,000.00 - $7,000.00
Preparation and filing of U.S. patent applications - Relatively complex utility case (average)$9000.00 - $16,000.00
Design case$1000.00
(b) Filing new, continuation and divisional utility patent applications, national stage filings of PCT apps under 371 and continuations of PCT apps, including review of formal matters, docketing, preparation of transmittal letters, report to client, review and forward filing receipt
(1) Application complete and ready for filing$850.00
(2) Additional charges for preparing Preliminary Amendments or drafting/revising spec of continuationHourly
(3) Additional charge for filing assignments for recordation, including review and forwarding of recorded documents$250.00
Additional charge for preparing assignment or combined declaration/power of attorney$150.00
Additional charge for docketing Notice to File Missing Parts and filing missing parts$375.00
(c) Filing provisional application, including docketing, sending utility application filing reminder and reviewing and forwarding filing receipt
1) Application complete and ready for filing (Manuscript)$900.00
2) Additional charges for preparation/revisionHourly
Average quote for "manuscript provisional"$1,000.00
Average quote for interview and provisional$2,000.00 - $4,000.00
Preparing and filing IDS$300.00
Preparation and recording of assignments separate from application, including subsequent reviewing and forwarding recorded documents$300.00
Flat rate charge for docketing, reviewing and forwarding Office Action, Notice of Allowance, Notice to File Missing Parts, etc., (detailed review and comments hourly)$250.00
Redocketing response date for extension period at client’s request$100.00 each month
Preparation and filing of response to Office ActionHourly
(1) Quote for response of minimal complexity$1,500.00 - $2,000.00
(2) Quote for relatively complex response$3,000.00 - $5,000.00
Issuance of application
(1) Docketing, reviewing and forwarding Notice of Allowance$250.00
(2) Preparation and filing of fee transmittal form$175.00
(3) Review and forwarding of patent grant
i) without proof reading claims (Not Recommended)$175.00
ii) with proof reading of claims$450.00 (average)
(4) Extra charge for putting case on CPA or docketing case for mainenance fee reminders$175.00
Review and forwarding design or plant patent$175.00
Preparation of certificate of correction
(1) JAM & Assoc. fault/errorNO CHARGE
(2) Patent Office error$250.00 (minimum)
Closing out file on abandonment$175.00+
Handling appeals to Patent and Trademark Office tribunals
(1) Preparation and filing of Notice of Appeal$500.00
(2) Appeal without oral argument (average case)$4,000.00 - $6,000.00
(3) Appeal with oral argument (average case)$6,00.00 - $8,00.00
WorkCost
Preparation and filing of corresponding foreign application from PCT or US application$750.00 per country or per designation
Handling filing of request for examination by foreign associate
1) apart from original filing$300.00
2) with original filing$150.00
Docketing, reviewing and forwarding Office Action received from foreign associate$250.00
Assisting associate or client with prosecutionHourly
WorkCost
(1) Patentability/Collection searches
i) average complexity invention$1,200.00
ii) relatively complex invention (e.g., electronic or computer related)$1,500.00
(2) Validity and Infringement searches
i) average complexity invention$2,000.00 - $4,000.00
ii) relatively complex invention (e.g., electronic or computer related)$5,000.00 - $10,000.00
(3) Validity and Infringement by specific attorneyAttorney's Hourly Rate
(4) Additional charge for patentability opinion$650.00 (average)
Surcharges for Expedited Service
(1) Turnaround 1-5 Business Days30%
(2) Turnaround 6-10 Business Days20%
 

 
WorkCost
Searching
(1) Word search only$350.00 (average)
(2) Word plus design$600.00 (average)
Preparation and filing application to register in United States$600.00 - $1,000
Docketing, reviewing and forwarding Office Action$250.00
Prosecution of application (excludes Appeals)$1,000.00 (average)
Preparation and filing renewal application in United States
u00a78 & u00a715 Renewal$475.00
u00a78 & u00a79 Renewal$475.00
Preparation and filing Statement of Use in United States$475.00
Preparing and filing request for extension of time to file SOU$450.00
Preparation and filing Notice of Opposition$600.00 (minimum)
Filing international/foreign trademark application
1) Individual country$650.00
2) Madrid Protocol application$750.00
Renewal of foreign trademark application$475.00 (minimum)
Average charge for Appeal to TTAB$3,000.00 - $5,000.00
Preparing ICANN UDRP Petition$2,800.00 (average)
Responding to UDRP Petition$2,500 (average)
Preparing and Filing application - $350 (n/a)
 
WorkCost
Service charge for docketing, sending reminders and paying maintenance fees and annuities
(1) CPI or foreign associate pays fee$225.00
(2) JAM & Assoc. pays fee (US patents only)$275.00
(3) Additional charge for paying fee during grace period at clientu2019s request$150.00

*parent and priority files are considered part of file, divisionals and continuations are separate files

Hourly and Per Diem Rates for Legal Services

Andy McKinney
Associates$150.00 - $250.00 / hr
Non-attorney associates (e.g. Patent Agent or Paralegal)$100.00 - $200.00
Per diem minimum rates u2013 7 hours x hourly rate (Travel time to be charged if exceptional)