Disclaimer

Overview

We attempt to provide a transparent pricing system that is consistent with the market. 

All patent applications are prepared by a senior patent attorney with a number of years experience to a high standard.  You will only ever be exposed to a single hourly rate in combination with set charges for set actions.  It is always advisable to meet with a few attorneys and choose the attorney who demonstrates the best understanding of your invention.  

To assist clients in the commercialisation process we generally discount the first patent filing while providing all provisional applications to the quality of a standard application.  Our subsequent charges are fully detailed and explained along with flow charts.

Our full feescale is available online if requested, after a first meeting.  We also will provide flowcharts of costs estimates upon request. 

We are able to budget for future costs using online systems such as the GLOBAL IP ESTIMATOR.  As budgeting is case and country specific, further charges will apply for budgeting.

Patents

Patent Preparation and Filing

A provisional patent application will cost between $4000 to $8000+ including GST to prepare, depending on the nature of the invention.

The initial draft is where the foundations are laid. It is advisable to ensure that the draft is as complete and as thoroughly prepared as possible. This quite often serves to dramatically reduce examination/prosecution costs in each country in which you ultimately proceed.  In some cases examination/prosecution costs can amount to several times the initial drafting cost.

As detailed in our ‘Frequently Asked Questions’

‘You should choose a patent attorney who demonstrates a good interest in and an understanding of your invention. You should choose a patent attorney who is candid about the costs of the patenting procedure and has solid technical qualifications. Importantly, you should choose a patent attorney who shows an in depth attention to detail.

In our opinion it is advisable to meet with at least two patent attorneys from different firms before proceeding with a patent application.  Please contact us to arrange a meeting.’

MECHANICAL PATENTS

$4,000 to $5,000+
$ /ex GST

STANDARD APPLICATION QUALITY

Full Patent Claims

Technical Description of 15+ pages

Formal Drawings

Standard Patent Application Quality

Review Meeting Included

Pre-Filing Amendments at No Charge

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PHYSICS/ELECTR. PATENTS

$5,000 to $6,000+
$ /ex GST

STANDARD APPLICATION QUALITY

Full Patent Claims

Technical Description of 15+ pages

 Formal Drawings

Standard Patent Application Quality

Review Meeting Included

Pre-Filing Amendments at No Charge

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SOFTWARE PATENTS

$5,000 to $8,000+
$ /ex GST

STANDARD APPLICATION QUALITY

Full Patent Claims

Technical Description of 15+ pages

 Formal Drawings

Standard Patent Application Quality

Review Meeting Included

Pre-Filing Amendments at No Charge

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Patent Searching

Professional search firms often use commercial databases such as Derwent and Patbase for searching. A professional Australian-based search firm may charge between A$3,500-$6,000 or more, depending on the requirements of the search. Discount searching in the order of $2,500 can be requested through an Indian-based search firm.  It is also possible to request a search through a US-based search firm.  A cursory search of the commercial databases generally costs about $1,500.  If you would like us to assist in reviewing the search results, further charges will apply.

Designs

Design Preparation and Filing

If engineering drawings are provided in PDF or DWG format we generally charge $150 for preparing the drawings to accord with margin, line and view requirements.  If a design is to be filed in the US with a claim to convention priority, it may be advisable to include US type shading.  Associated US attorneys will provide appropriate advice.

We have a processing charge of $850 + GST. The processing charge includes charges for: (a) creating a file and monitoring deadlines; (b) addressing line thickness and page requirements; (c) filing an application with a statement of newness and distinctiveness; (d) dealing with formality issues; (e) forwarding the certificate of registration; (f) providing reminders regarding the 5 yearly renewal; and (g) advising of overseas convention deadlines.

ASSISTED FILING

$650
plus Official Fees
$ /ex GST

ATTORNEY QUALITY

Formal Drawing Revision

Statement of Newness and Distinctiveness
Consideration

Assisted Filing, No Monitoring and Renewals

Attorney Quality

Review Meeting included

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MANAGED FILING

$850
plus Official Fees
$ /ex GST

ATTORNEY QUALITY

Formal Drawing Revision

Statement of Newness and Distinctiveness
Consideration

Managed Filing, Monitoring and Renewals

Attorney Quality

Review Meeting included

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MANAGED FILING – MULTIPLE

$700 per design
plus Official Fees
$ /ex GST

ATTORNEY QUALITY

Formal Drawing Revision

Statement of Newness and Distinctiveness
Consideration

Managed Filing, Monitoring and Renewals

Attorney Quality

Review Meeting included

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Design Searching

Design searching charges are generally less than patent searching charges.  Charges will depend on the form of the design.

Trade Marks

Trade Mark Preparation and Filing

In the case of a trade mark, we have cost-effective rates.  The cost of trade mark registration in a single class is generally $1,075 including GST .  Discounts can be provided in certain cirumstances where the work involved is or can be limited.

ASSISTED FILING

$400
plus Official Fees
$ /ex GST

ATTORNEY QUALITY

Multiple Classes*

Attorney Advice

Assisted Filing, No Monitoring and Renewals

Attorney Quality

Review Meeting Included

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MANAGED SIMPLE

$750
plus Official Fees
$ /ex GST

ATTORNEY QUALITY

One or Two Classes

Attorney Advice

Managed Filing, Monitoring and Renewals

Attorney Quality

Review Meeting Included

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MANAGED COMPLEX

$1,000 to $2,000+
plus Official Fees
$ /ex GST

ATTORNEY QUALITY

Multiple Classes*

Attorney Advice

Managed Filing, Monitoring and Renewals

Attorney Quality

Review Meeting Included

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Trade Mark Searching

The cost is approximately $450 for searching a single trade mark class.  Such a search is generally requested through the Australian Trade Mark Office.

The cost for searching 1 or more classes is approximately $8oo.  We outsource these searches to an Australian search firm.

The cost of searching globally depends on a number of factors. Some multi-country searching can be done through a multi-country database such as TradeMarkNow.

Aside

We will provide cost flowcharts after an initial meeting.

 

 

*As with all information provided by this website, the content of this webpage is subject to our disclaimer. The material provided is not to be relied upon under any circumstances.