Patent Cost

"An informed inventor is our best client."

Below are the fees involved in obtaining a patent.

Also, click on the left menu categories to download detailed information about getting a patent based on your idea or if you need a trademark.

If you have any questions after reading this information, feel free to call or E-mail me at with no obligation. I charge flat fees for most of my work (unlike my competitors), so you will have a reasonable idea of the cost before you start.

Patent Searches
(Includes verbal opinion)
Mechanical $675
Electrical $725
Software/Business Method $775

Nonprovisional Patent Applications
(Includes micro entity filing fee and drawings for simple complexity inventions)
Mechanical $3,600
Electrical $3,750
Software/Business Method $3,850
Design $1,900

Provisional Patent Applications
(Includes filing fee, simple complexity)
Mechanical $2,400
Electrical $2,500
Software/Business Method $2,700

Provisional to Nonprovisional Conversion
Includes filing fee, simple complexity
(Only for provisional applications originally prepared by Attorney Ersler)
Conversion $1,850