Costs & Fees

Preparation and filing of U.S. patent applications
(1) Average quote for minimally complex provisional app.$2,000.00 - $3,000.00
(2) Average quote for relatively complex provisional app.$4000.00 - $7,000.00
(3) Average quote for minimally complex non-prov. utility appl.$6,000.00 - $8,000.00
(4) Average quote for relatively complex non-prov. utility appl.$8,000.00 - $14,000.00
(5) Design app.$1200.00 - $1600.00
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$1,000.00
(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$300.00
(4) Additional charge for preparing assignment or combined declaration/power of attorney$300.00 each
(5) Additional charge for docketing Notice to File Missing Parts and filing missing partshourly
Filing provisional application, including docketing, sending utility application filing reminder and reviewing and forwarding filing receipt
1) Application complete and ready for filing$1,000.00
2) Additional charges for preparation/revisionhourly
Preparing and filing IDS$380.00
Preparation and recording of assignments separate from application, including subsequent reviewing and forwarding recorded documents$380.00
Flat rate charge for docketing, reviewing and forwarding Office Action, Notice of Allowance, Notice to File Missing Parts, etc., (detailed review and comments hourly)$380.00
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$2,000.00 - $3,000.00
(2) Quote for relatively complex response$3,000.00 - $5,000.00
Issuance of application
(1) Docketing, reviewing and forwarding Notice of Allowance$380.00
(2) Preparation and filing of fee transmittal form$240.00
(3) Review and forwarding of patent grant
i) without proof reading claimsNot advisable
ii) with proof reading of claims$300.00 (average)
(4) Extra charge for putting case on CPA or docketing case for m. fee reminders$200.00
Review and forwarding design or plant patent$200.00
Preparation of certificate of correction
(1) JAM & Assoc. fault/errorNO CHARGE
(2) Patent Office error$380.00 (minimum)
Closing out file on abandonment$190.00 plus outstanding charges
Handling appeals to Patent and Trademark Office tribunals
(1) Preparation and filing of Notice of Appeal$380.00
(2) Appeal without oral argument (average case)$4,000.00 - $6,000.00
(3) Appeal with oral argument (average case)$6,000.00 - $8,000.00
Preparation and filing of corresponding foreign application from PCT or US application$1,000.00 per country or per designation
Handling filing of request for examination by foreign associate
1) apart from original filing$380.00
2) with original filing$190.00
Docketing, reviewing and forwarding Office Action received from foreign associate$380.00
Assisting associate or client with prosecutionhourly
Typical Quote for Searches
(1) Patentability searches
i) average complexity invention$1,500.00
ii) relatively complex invention (e.g., electronic or computer related)$2,500.00
(2) Validity and Infringement searches
i) average complexity invention$2,000.00 - $4,000.00
ii) relatively complex invention$2,500.00 - $5,000.00
(3) Additional charge for patentability Opinion$1,500.00 - $5,000.00
(4) Additional charge for Right To Use Opinion$2,500.00 - $8,000.00
Surcharges for Expedited Service
(1) Turnaround 1-5 Business Days30%
(2) Turnaround 6-10 Business Days20%

(1) In House USPTO Word search only$380.00 (average)
(2) In House USPTO Word plus design$720.00 (average)
(3) Outside Search Firm (e.g., CoreSearch or Thompson Compumark), plus our review and opinion$1,500.00-$8,000.00
Preparation and filing application to register in United States$650.00 - $1,000.00
Docketing, reviewing and forwarding Office Action$380.00
Prosecution of application (excludes Appeals)$1,000.00-$2,000.00 (average)
Preparation and filing renewal application in United States$500.00-$700.00
Preparation and filing Statement of Use in United States$350.00-$500.00
Preparing and filing request for extension of time to file SOU$380.00
Preparation and filing Notice of Opposition$760.00 (minimum)
Filing international/foreign trademark application
1) Individual country$760.00
2) Madrid Protocol application$950.00
Renewal of foreign trademark application$500.00 (minimum)
Average charge for Appeal to TTAB$3,000.00 - $5,000.00
Preparing and Filing application - hourly
Service charge for docketing, sending reminders and paying maintenance fees and annuities
(1) CPA or foreign associate pays fee$300.00
(2) JAM & Assoc. pays fee (US patents only)$760.00
(3) Additional charge for paying fee during grace period at client's request$190.00

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

Hourly and Per Diem Rates for Legal Services

Managing Member (e.g., Managing Partner)$380.00
Associate Attorney (incl. outside associates)$240.00 - $500.00
Non-attorney associates$150.00 - $240.00
Per diem minimum rates - 7 hours x hourly rate (Travel time to be charged if exceptional)