Q: How much would it cost, and how long would it take, to file a patent for a new type of jewelry case?
It generally takes several days, maybe up to a week (or two, if there is a lot of back and forther between the inventor, attorney, and the drawing person), to put together a patent application. The whole process, from the filing of the application, until you get a patent, will be about 2 to 4 years.
The cost? About 3,000 to 12,000 to write the patent, another 10-15K during the prosecution, and then several thousand to maintain the patent during the life of the patent.
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