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Patent Costs at

Ade & Company Inc.

Our Approach

In our continued effort for cost efficiency in our work, without compromising on quality, we have adopted several practices to reduce the costs incurred by our clients. 

Our cost-conscious practices include:

  • Only one Agent is responsible for your application from start to finish to avoid duplicated efforts and reduce the potential for communication errors that may occur when information is being conveyed through multiple parties.

  • All Canadian applications, and U.S. applications for Canadian applicants, are filed directly at the Patent Office with no intervening agent so that there is no additional cost for their services and no communication cost. Again, there is the added benefit of avoiding communication errors. Using this arrangement, we have obtained at least 1700 US and at least as many Canadian patents for various clients in the past 25 years.

  • We tailor our services to the situation of the client so that if suitable, simple provisional applications can be filed at a low cost. In addition, written materials developed by the client can, if available, be used as a base to significantly reduce costs.

  • We select foreign associates for filing foreign applications based on the same principle of cost efficiency, as opposed to their ability to send us corresponding work, so that we obtain the best work at reasonable cost.

  • We attend to payment of foreign maintenance fees using an annuity service at a fixed discounted rate, as opposed to using more costly foreign associates to obtain more corresponding work from them.

Exemplary Patent Costs

The following table is an example of the fees that a client might expect at various stages of the patent process for a typical invention of low to moderate complexity. In addition to the complexity of the invention, other factors will affect the actual fees for a particular case, including the availability suitable drawings at the outset of an application, and the number and complexity of issues raised by the Patent Office during the examination. Therefore, these costs are provided as a general guideline only. Please contact us with the details of your situation to obtain a more accurate estimate.

Please contact us with the details of your situation to obtain a more accurate estimate.

Stage Step Professional Fees Official Fees
1) Initial Research Patentability Search and/or Opinion $350 to $700
2) File first application 2A) Prepare and file Provisional Application; or $1500 to $3500

Canada: $200 to $400 CAD

USA: $70 to $280 USD
2B) Prepare and file Complete Application in first country with no earlier Provisional application. $2000 to $5000

Canada: $200 to $1200 CAD

USA: $430 to $1720 USD
3) File second application 3A) Prepare and file Complete Application in first country based on prior Provisional application; and/or $750 to $1500

Canada: $200 to $1200 CAD

USA: $430 to $1720 USD
3B) Prepare and file Complete Application in second country based on prior application. $750 to $1500

Canada: $200 to $1200 CAD

USA: $430 to $1720 USD
4) Examination 4A) Responding to Examiner objections on issues of formality $300 to $1000
4B) Responding to Examiner objections on issues of substance (novelty, inventiveness, utility) $1000 to $2000

Canada: $0

USA (First time): $0
USA (Second time): $325 to
1300 USD
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