Q: how much does a patent cost to file?
You need to pay $785, when filing a regular patent application. The fees include filing fee, search fee and utility fee.
However, there are some discounts, and many additional surcharges, so depending on circumstances, the actual fee that you need to pay to the Patent Office may be many as little as $70, or over $10,000.
This does NOT include how much a patent attorney will change you for his time. The fee to the patent attorney may be as little as $5,000 or as much as $15,000.
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