Design patents are a narrower type of patent, as compared to a utility patent, and last for 14 years. Design patents protect the ornamental features and overall design of an invention. Benefits of a Design Patent include cost, timing, and risk. The preparation and filing cost for a design patents is substantially less than a utility patent, there is typically no prosecution required, and there are no maintenance fees. Design patents also issue faster than utility patents, with an average time of one year between filing and issuance. The chances of receiving a design patent are substantially greater than a utility patent, and our firm has an approximate 96% success rate.
Design patents are charged a flat fee of $780 for legal services in preparing and filing, which we guarantee to be the lowest rate you can find from a licensed patent attorney. In addition to legal fees, you will be responsible for a $190 government filing fee, and the cost of formal patent drawings ($150-$300). Upon issuance you will be responsible for a $255 government issuance fee.
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