Patent Services

We will guide you through the patent process and advocate for you before the Patent and Trademark Office.

In addition to the selected services below, we can assist you with portfolio management, licensing, enforcement, defense, validity analysis, due diligence, Patent Trial and Appeal Board proceedings, and Federal Circuit appeals.

Review our selected services below, or contact us to schedule a free consultation to discuss your needs.

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Patent Search and Opinion

From $1,000
Provide an opinion of the patentability of an invention by conducting a search of granted patents, published patent applications, journals, and internet sources using strategies similar to those used by USPTO patent Examiners.
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Provisional Patent Application

From $2,000
Provides “Patent Pending” status for 12 months. Establish your filing date quickly and cost-effectively. Will not mature into a patent without a later utility application.
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Utility Patent Application

From $6,000
Complete utility patent application directed to a process, device, or composition of matter, prepared and filed by a licensed U.S. Patent Attorney.
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Design Patent Application

From $2,500
Complete design patent application prepared by a licensed U.S. Patent Attorney. Includes claims directed to the unique ornamental design of an item.
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Pricing is based on complexity of innovation.  Prices listed do not include government filing fees.  Additional costs may apply.

Patent Services

We will guide you through the patent process and advocate for you before the Patent and Trademark Office.

In addition to the selected services below, we can assist you with portfolio management, licensing, enforcement, defense, validity analysis, due diligence, Patent Trial and Appeal Board proceedings, and Federal Circuit appeals.

Review our selected services below, or contact us to schedule a free consultation to discuss your needs.

Patent Search Icon - Eastgate IP - Bellevue, WA

Patent Search and Opinion

From $1,000
Provide an opinion of the patentability of an invention by conducting a search of granted patents, published patent applications, journals, and internet sources using strategies similar to those used by USPTO patent Examiners.
Receive an estimate

Provisional Patent Application Icon - Eastgate IP - Bellevue, WA

Provisional Patent Application

From $2,000
Provides “Patent Pending” status for 12 months. Establish your filing date quickly and cost-effectively. Will not mature into a patent without a later utility application.
Receive an estimate

Utility Patent Application

From $6,000
Complete utility patent application directed to a process, device, or composition of matter, prepared and filed by a licensed U.S. Patent Attorney.
Receive an estimate

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Design Patent Application

From $2,500
Complete design patent application prepared by a licensed U.S. Patent Attorney. Includes claims directed to the unique ornamental design of an item.
Receive an estimate

Pricing is based on complexity of innovation.  Prices listed do not include government filing fees.  Additional costs may apply.

Patent FAQ

What is a patent?

Patents are legal documents which protect new, useful inventions by preventing others from making, using, or selling the claimed subject matter for a certain number of years.

How do I get a patent?

Patents issue from granted patent applications. US patent applications are evaluated by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to ensure the claimed invention meets statutory requirements such as novelty, usefulness, and non-obviousness. Patent applications may be filed in other countries as well to obtain protection in other jurisdictions.

To evaluate an application and determine whether an invention is new or non-obvious, a USPTO Examiner will perform a search to identify previous inventions or documents that disclose the claimed invention. Commissioning a search before filing your application can help you be aware of the types of references an Examiner is likely to cite, strengthening your application and improving your chances of allowance.

Certain actions or events can prevent inventors from obtaining a patent. These events are often referred to as statutory bars since they can completely bar a patent application from being granted or prevent a granted patent from being enforced. Barring events can include publicly displaying the invention prior to filing; offering to sale the invention or associated products prior to filing; or publishing documents about the invention before filing a patent application — among others.

Because the law associated with potential barring events can complicated and can seriously impact an inventors rights, it is important to speak to an attorney about potential barring events before disclosing details of the invention to members of the public.

Why are there different kinds of applications?

There are three different types of patent application: provisional, utility and design. Each type of application serves a distinct purpose, but broadly speaking utility patents will be appropriate for almost all functional inventions.

Briefly, utility applications protect new or improved products, processes, methods, and machines. However, utility applications can take time and resources to prepare which can prevent inventors from obtaining an early filing date.

Provisional applications are an optional filing used to secure your filing date quickly, buying additional time to draft a complete utility application.

Design applications only protect the non-functional appearance of an item, and are appropriate for protecting a unique, ornamental design of an item.

Why is my filing date so important?

The US operates under a “first-inventor-to-file” system. This means that the right to a patent lies with the first inventor to file a valid patent application claiming the invention, regardless of the actual date of invention.

Failure to secure an early filing date may allow others to preempt your patent rights — even if you are the first inventor.

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