Typically our legal assistants can answer most initial questions without charge. However, at some point only a registered patent attorney is qualified to provide guidance. We charge a $225 fee for substantive consultations with an attorney. Should the client retain us within the next month, the fee is credited towards our services.
Litigation-grade patents (e.g., a patent that will having a fighting-chance at being enforced and found valid) typically runs $12,000 to $20,000 through the entire process including government and draftsman fees.