Utility Patent (Step 2)

In step 2 of the utility patent application process, you work directly with a patent professional who will prepare and file your patent application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Since you have already completed step 1, which included professional patent drawings and a patent consultation, no additional information is necessary.

With a LegalZoom Utility Patent – Step 2, you get:

from $2400

+ government fees
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Get your utility patent application prepared and filed by a USPTO-registered patent attorney or agent.

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Prepare and File Your Utility Patent Application $2400
+ government fees*
Work directly with an experienced patent professional to file your patent with the US 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:

  • 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 non-provisional utility patent application with the USPTO and payment of initial filing fees

Enhanced Patent Preparation Option

Add $1000.00

Feel like you need more? Consider the option of purchasing the Enhanced Package to make additional patent claims. 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 utility 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.

Why LegalZoom?
  • Electronic filing of your nonprovisional patent application with the USPTO
  • Professional patent help from a USPTO-registered patent attorney or agent
  • Low, flat fee pricing

Very easy and informative from start to finish. I loved the fact that they kept me updated each and every time a procedure was taken.

Lanaire P., Houston, TX


Common Questions
  • What is a utility patent?
  • When should I file my utility patent application?
  • How long does a utility patent last?
  • How long will it take to prepare step 2 of my patent application?

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