We make every effort to provide cost-effective patent counsel
to our clients. Obtaining a patent is, none-the-less, expensive.
It is important to have an understanding of all of the
costs that may be expected from filing until issue of your application
as a patent.
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Inventor Services, LLC
3601 East Hermes Drive
Salt Lake City, Utah 84124
Voice (801) 274-8851
FAX (801) 272-1127
Our Fees and Billing Procedure
|One of the ways we maintain a low overhead is by
avoiding money collection problems. We work hard on your
behalf, and maintain the highest quality standards. For
our effort, we expect to be paid. Before we can begin
work on your project, you will have to deposit a retainer into
our trust account to cover your expected costs.
If you decide to use our services, we may jointly execute a
nondisclosure agreement. After you tell us about your
invention, we can estimate your expected application costs.
You will deposit a retainer to cover your expected costs into the Inventor Services
trust account. We will tell you the estimated cost to
complete each phase of work in advance. (e.g. $700 for a
patent database search for an invention in the mechanical
classification and a patentability analysis with respect to
novelty; perhaps $4,000 for a moderately-to-fairly complex US
After each phase of our work is complete, we will send you a
billing invoice. Billing disputes will be settled by
mediation under the guidance of the American Arbitration
Association. Unless we are notified of a dispute, we will
withdraw our fee from the trust account 30 days after the
invoice date. Any remaining balance in the trust account
will be refunded to you following the allowance of your patent
or completion of our work. Any overage for our work will
be billed on a net 30 basis. You will be expected to pay
USPTO fees, express mailing charges (if required), and drawing
costs when due.
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