can submit a provisional patent just for filing fees
you can also do a search
provisional filing fees used to be $100
On Tue, Mar 12, 2013 at 7:40 PM, Jatinder Chawla <[address removed]>
I am planning to patent an idea. My attorney is asking for 1300 dollars to do the search to find out if something similar exist and to see if it makes sense to apply for patent. If there is nothing similar that exist, he would file for provisional patent (charging 1200 dollars excluding the registration fees) as I do not want to spend a lot of money on utility patent (for which he is asking about 5000 dollars).
I wanted to take an opinion on:
1. Does it make sense to do the search before filing for patent and spending 1300 for that search before filing for patent?
2. How much do lawyers charge for that search and also for both provisional and utility patent?
3. Is it a good idea to file for provisional patent over utility patent?
I will appreciate your help!!!
Please Note: If you hit "REPLY", your message will be sent to everyone on this mailing list ([address removed])
This message was sent by Jatinder Chawla ([address removed]) from NY Tech Meetup.
To learn more about Jatinder Chawla, visit his/her member profile
Set my mailing list to email me As they are sent | In one daily email | Don't send me mailing list messages
Meetup, POB 4668 #37895 NY NY USA 10163 | [address removed]
SiliconAlley.com is dedicated to the growth and evolution of the Internet industry. It is both a community and a resource. A center of excellence where industry best practices can be explored and where vision and innovation are shared to build new Internet businesses. It is a common ground for both people providing services and those in need of them.
Be Featured in SiliconAlley.comhttp://bit.ly/SiliconAlleyBackgrounderabout.me/milesjrose
New SiliconAlley.com Linkedin Group http://linkd.in/A5jNpe