Is Your Patent Costing You Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars?

Not taking action with your patent will cost you over $250,000. And that’s not counting the cost of lost revenue opportunities or litigating any infringement. It’s estimated that the average cost over the course of the 20-year life span of a single patent is about $100,000.00 – or roughly $5,000 per year in maintenance fees. And that doesn’t begin to cover the initial investment, which on average is about $150,000.00 to develop a single patentable invention. That’s due in part because the U.S. patent office currently rejects about 65% of all patent applications.

The True Cost of Your Patent

Not taking action with your patent will cost you over $250,000. And that’s not counting the cost of litigating any infringement. And that doesn’t begin to cover the first investment, which on average is about $150,000.00 to develop a single patentable invention.

Patent Your IP or Keep it a Trade Secret

You invented something novel? Great! Without intellectual property legal protections, your invention has little economic value. The good news is there are many sources of protection available, including patent law, trademarks and trade dress law, copyright law, trade secrets law, misappropriation law, confidentiality law and non-disclosure agreements.