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Utility Patent Application

The “daddy” of all patents, the utility patent provides an inventor with 20 years of monopoly-like rights on their invention. 

What does “utility” mean?

A utility patent provides legal protection on inventions that are “useful”. Usefulness refers to the benefit that may be derived from a user, such as safety, efficiency, ease of use, and the like. 

How long does it take to get?

It typically takes 2-3 years for the USPTO to complete examination of a utility patent.

How much does it cost?

The cost of a utility patent varies based on the complexity of the invention. For simple-mechanical inventions, we charge a flat fee of $4995. For more complex patents, our fees start at $6595, and we will provide you with a custom quote for service.

What Is Included

Our Utility Patent Service Packages Includes:

  • 20 patent claims.
  • Set of 5 patent drawings. 
  • Detailed specification of your invention.
  • Preparation of all necessary patent forms. 
  • Up to 2 edits by the inventor. 
  • Filing by a registered patent attorney upon your final approval. 

Ready to Get Started?

If you have all the information together about your invention, click the order button below to get started.

Components of a Utility Patent Application

A utility patent protects the function of an invention, that is to say, how it works and how it is used. If you would like to protect how your invention operates/functions, a utility patent would be the
best option.


The Importance of Claims in a Utility Patent Application

The claims in your patent application are crucial as they define the extent of protection your utility patent provides. You can include multiple claims as long as they are distinct from one another. These claims can be independent or dependent, with dependent claims specifying limitations to another claim in the application.

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Application Number and Filing Date

Once your utility patent application is received by the USPTO, it gets a sequential application number. You will be informed of the application number and filing date via a filing receipt. Note, the filing date is the date when the complete specification and any necessary drawings are received in the USPTO. The U.S. operates on a ‘first to file’ basis, so timely filing is crucial.

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