Patenting Services include all functions necessary to apply for, and prosecute a patent application. The intent of course is to get the application prosecuted through allowance and issue (when possible)
Patenting Services at Carson Patents include: Prior Art and Patentability Searches; Patentability and Infringement Studies; Patent Application Writing; Patent Application Filing; and Patent Prosecution Services.
Patenting Costs article: How much does it cost to get a patent? $5-8k total (US Patent issued), depending on what kind (plant, design or utility), how complex, and in which countries patent protection is sought.