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Patent services for the individual & small business.

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Utility Patent Application Service

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Protect an Invention for 20 Years

Utility patents protect a a new and useful process or machine for 20 years if considered novel, non-obvious, and useful. Learn more in the Knowledge Center.

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Fully Prepared Patent Application

All required parts will be prepared including up to 3 independent claims with up to 20 total claims, up to 20 pages of invention specifications, and up to 10 professional technical illustrations.

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Engineer Assistance

A patent practitioner needs to fully understand your invention in order to prepare your patent application. Have a discussion with our engineers who will help flesh out your invention details so the patent practitioner can fully understand your invention.

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Filed by a Patent Attorney or Agent

A licensed patent practitioner will prepare and file your utility patent application.

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Discounted Patent Firm Rates

Thoughts to Paper has pre-negotiated discounted flat fee rates with our advertising patent firms.

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Virtual Meetings

Virtual meetings allow you, your invention consultant, engineers, and patent professionals to collaborate virtually. Participants can watch each other's computer screen live to easily review complex documents.

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Non-disclosure agreements as our agreement to confidentiality of your invention.

Utility Patent Application Fees

Service Fee $2,900

Required Government Fee*


* $400 government fee assumes you are classified as "micro entity". If you have filed 5 or more patents in the past, or have an annual income of greater than $160,971, you may be classified as "small entity" which requires instead, a $730 government fee. Your consultant will help you determine the government fee prior to filing.

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  1. Submit your invention details and work with an engineer to flesh out your invention details.
  2. Review patent application prepared by a licensed patent practitioner.
  3. Your application is submitted to the US Patent Office for their evaluation.

Contact an Invention Consultant

An Invention Consultant will
collect your invention details
and get you started.

Phone(800) 919-2493

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