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Utility Patent Pricing

LegalZoom's technology and the affiliated patent firms' experience make it possible to offer complete patent services for a fraction of the typical cost.

LegalZoom will connect you with a patent professional who will help review and refine your invention information. You will also receive technical drawings for your invention, answers to your legal questions, and a patent assessment.

Services in the first step include:

  • Consultation and review by a USPTO-registered patent agent or patent attorney
  • For an additional $399, get a comprehensive search for patents similar to your invention. A registered patent agent or attorney will then review and advise you on up to three of the inventions in your search results.
  • Patent drawings prepared by a professional patent illustrator (up to four pages)

No-Risk Advantage: If you decide not to pursue a patent after receiving your attorney assessment, there is no obligation to purchase the Patent Filing Package in the second step.

Work directly with a patent professional to file your patent application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). To expedite the process, they'll use the information gathered from LegalZoom's online questionnaire in preparing your patent application, saving you time and money.

Services in the second step include:

  • Patent consultation with a USPTO-registered patent attorney or agent
  • Professional preparation and drafting of a non-provisional utility patent application, including 10 claims (up to three independent claims) and five pages of specifications
  • Preparation of Information Disclosure Statement
  • Electronic filing of your utility patent application with the USPTO and payment of initial filing fees

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Enhanced Patent Preparation Option: Add $1000

When ordering the Patent Filing Package, you can select the Enhanced Package to include additional application materials. This package includes:

  • Up to 15 claims prepared by a patent professional
  • Up to eight pages of patent specifications

LegalZoom can save you thousands of dollars in the patent process.


Government Filing Fees (required)*
  • $400 - For micro entities
  • $730 - For small entities
  • $1600 - For large entities

* The Government Filing Fees include the basic filing, search, and examination fees for utilty patent applications, and do not include the required issuance fee once an application has been reviewed and allowed by the USPTO. Additionally, an inventor's entity type is based on several factors. We can help you determine your entity type and applicable filing fees through our simple online questionnaire. Most LegalZoom customers fall under either small or micro- entity status.


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