Utility Patents

Utility Patenting Services

utility patenting services

What is a patent? A utility patent protects the way an article is used and works (35 U.S.C. 101). It protects how and what an invention does. Our utility patent application services can help you protect the function or use of an invention. A utility patent covers the way an invention functions, not the way it looks. In the United States, utility patents are issued for 20 years from the filing date. To clarify, if a patent is issued, the inventor has a legal right to this patent for the next 20 years.

Carson Patents offers affordable expert utility patent application services online for new inventions following our five step process. Read more about utility patent costs. Our USPTO Registered Patent Practitioner is an online utility patenting services specialist. Contact us for help with any of the 5 steps to patenting. The 5 steps to patent a utility invention are: [1] prior art search, [2] patentability evaluation, [3] application writing, [4] application filing, and [5] patent prosecution.

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5 Steps To Patent A New Invention Utility

5 Steps to Patent a New Utility Invention

Carson Patents offers expert patenting services for all types and kinds of patent applications. For example, we can help with patent pendingprovisional, and non-provisional applications. We work with both U.S. and International (PCT) patent applications. Also, we can help with Continuation, Continuation in Part, Divisional, and Substitute Applications.

Utility Patent Costs

Utility Patent Costs

Basically, a utility patent application will cost $3000 – $5000 to write and file to protect the function of an invention. Additionally, after filing, prosecution costs are usually between $1000 – $3000. Also, please note that these costs only represent Carson Patents‘ fees and do not include the USPTO or WIPO application filing fee which varies by entity status. In conclusion, the cost to patent an invention will vary based on the invention and the number of office action responses that are needed. Read more about how much it costs to patent an invention in our patent costs article.

Utility Patent Examples


This type of patent protects how and what an invention does, rather than what it looks like. There are many different types of inventions that would benefit from having a utility patent because of the broad range of ideas that it can protect. Some examples are listed below to illustrate the large number of ideas that a utility patent cam protect.

  • Powered hand tool
  • Solar panel
  • Sorting machine
  • Cutting tool
  • Hair styling power tool

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Patent Confidentiality. Invention disclosures to patent practitioners are covered by client controlled privilege.

Important TIP: When looking for expert patenting services help only a patent attorney or patent agent can prosecute patents for you.