QuickPatents will electronically file a patent application that you supply to us, providing you 1-day service to get "Patent Pending" with your invention for a $125 fee to QuickPatents (PTO fees are additional, see below).
Note that with this service, QuickPatents is simply acting as your paralegal to file your application at the PTO. This is not a professionally-written provisional patent application, and completing this process in no way forms an attorney/client relationship. A registered patent practitioner will not be evaluating your writing or its suitability for any particular purpose, other than some rudimentary formatting and technical checks. Please understand that we can take no responsibility for any adverse effects of you writing your own patent application.
The above having been said, it is important to file your patent application(s) sooner rather than later as the United States is now on a first-inventor-to-file system. So our general advise is to go ahead and file your own provisional utility application as soon as possible, but don't rely on it. Show the end result to your patent professional who can then evaluate if it is adequate for what a provisional patent application is supposed to do, and then suggest next steps if there is some deficiency.
We also do not recommend filing your own design patent unless your design patent drawings are professionally created and reviewed by a former design patent examiner (see "Pre-file Review of Drawings and Spec" service at our sister organization, Design Patent Rescue).
Also, we do not recommend that you file your own non-provisional utility patent application since writing claims can be difficult for the novice, and the scope of your protection with such a patent depends on how well the claims are written. Nevertheless, if you need someone to file your patent application for you, we will be happy to assist.
We offer this fast electronic service filing for a flat fee of $125 (plus PTO filing fees below)
Completed QuickPatents Application Filing Request Form.
|Micro-entity||Small entity||Large Entity|
|Provisional Utility application||$70||$140||$280|
|Non-Provisional (Regular) utility patent application||$430||$785||$1,720|
|Design Patent application||$240||$480||$960|
Note: If you are paying by credit card, the PTO filing fees will be increased by 3% to cover processing costs, and your application will not be filed until the funds clear our bank.