Design Patent Application Process

sketches or photos of design patent

Send us sketches or photos of your invention design

drawings of design patent

We’ll draw your invention as design patent acceptable drawings

review of design patent

Review with our consultants and Engineers

filed with US Patent Office

Design application is filed with US Patent Office.

patent rights

If approved by US Patent Office, receive 15 years of patent rights

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+$240 Gov’t Fee


  • Get “Patent Pending” Status & Protect your designs
  • Up to 7 Professional Technical Drawings
    (Front, back, left, right, top, bottom, and perspective views)
  • Fully prepared patent application (With up to 7 patent drawings, the preamble, figure descriptions, and claim)

Technical Drawing & Design Application Samples

Technical Drawing & Design Application Samples


  • Fixed Fees,No Hourly Rates

    Fixed Fees,No Hourly Rates

    You know your fees up front, we don’t charge by the hour

  • Patent Pending Status

    “Patent Pending” Status

    Once the patent application is filed, you get legal “patent pending” status

  • Review by Patent Practitioner

    Review by Patent Practitioner

    All non-provisional utility patent applications are reviewed by a licensed patent attorney or agent.

  • Design Patent Drawings

    Design Patent Drawings

    Drawings that meet design patent application requirements, shaded to show depth and form

  • Design Patent Specifications

    Design Patent Specifications

    Specifications that meet design patent application requirements

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Design vs Utility-Patents

Design vs. Utility Patents

A design patent allows you to protect the "ornamental design of a functional item" for 15 years. In contrast with a utility patent, a design patent does not protect an item's function. If you created a modern-looking chair, you invented that modern look, not the chair itself.


What Our Clients Are Saying

Nigel B
New York , NY
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Miramar , FL
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Terry S
Livingston , NJ
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Dineen S
Arlington , VT
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*$240 govt fee assumes you are classified as "micro entity" by USPTO. If you have filed more than 4 non-provisional patent apps in the past, or have an annual income of greater than $177,117, you may be classified as "small entity" or "large entity" which requires $480 or $960 govt fee

This specific page is an advertisement for the licensed patent firm, Sinorica LLC also located at 20251 Century Blvd Ste 140, Germantown, MD 20874. Non-provisional design patent applications are prepared and filed by Sinorica LLC. Thoughts to Paper provides advertising, paralegal, and technical support services to Sinorica LLC.

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