utility patenting services
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 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 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:  prior art search,  patentability evaluation,  application writing,  application filing, and  patent prosecution.
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 pending, provisional, 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.
Our 5 steps to patent for patent applications meets with all of the requirements for either the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), or the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO), or both. The following patent steps are best for all new inventions. Of course we start with the prior art search to see what is out there now. The prior art is used to study patentability and determine whether there are allowable claims that we can write for the invention. Only if an invention is patentable do we proceed to writing and filing a patent application.
Utility Patent Application Costs
Basically, a 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 fees which vary 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 Invention Examples
This type of patent protects how and what an invention does, rather than what it looks like. Utility patents are considered the strongest type of patent protection available for new inventions, products, and methods. There are many different types of inventions that would benefit from having a 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 patent can protect.
- Powered hand tool
- Solar panel
- Sorting machine
- Cutting tool
- Hair styling power tool