Our patent tariff

Patent applications

 

Item Service Description Government Fee anticIPate Professional Fee Compare with usual Professional Fee from other firms Potential Fee Savings
1 Conducting database searches and advising on preliminary patent novelty search $1,000+
(depending on scope of the invention and amount of prior art located)
$1,350-$3,500+ $350-$2,500+
2 Filing a prepared regular patent application after brief review $400* $700 $800-$1600 $100-$900
3 Initial filing of a prepared International PCT patent application with CIPO as Receiving Office (but excluding search fees etc.) $3193 $1000 $1400-$1800 $400-$800
4 Drafting an originating patent specification $4,000 – $20,000+ (depending on scope of the invention and length of the required specification) $5,000-$20,000+ $1,000+
5 Preparation of and filing declaration of legal representative $200 $250-$350 $50-$150
6 Filing prepared Assignment with the Patent Office $100 for each patent the Assignment relates to and is filed against $200
($100 for each additional patent)
$275-$350 $75-$150
7 Preparing and filing Assignment with the Patent Office $100 for each patent the Assignment relates to and is filed against $400 ($100 for each additional patent) $500-$600 $100-$200
8 Reporting various correspondence to client from formalities section $200 $250-$350 $50-$150
9 Response to correspondence from formalities section $200 $250-$350 $50-$150
10 Requesting examination $800* $200 $275-$550 $75-$350
11 Requesting accelerated examination $500 $250 $325-$550 $75-$300
12 Requesting and preparing documents for examination under Patent Prosecution Highway $400+ (depending on scope of claim amendments and claim chart etc.) $500-$1000+ $100-$600+
13 Reporting publication of the application $200 $200-$350 Up to $150
14 Filing prior art for examination $200+ (depending on scope of non-patent literature and prior art cited in foreign jurisdictions) $250-$400+ $50-$200+
15 Reviewing, docketing, and forwarding Office Action $200 $250-$400 $50-$200
16 Preparing and filing Response to Office Action $400+ (depending on scope of amendments to claims and/or description, and detailed arguments) $500-$950+ $100-$550+
17 Filing request for an extension of time under section 26 or 27 of the Patent Rules $200 $250 $275-$350 $25-$100
18 Requesting reinstatement, and taking action that should have been taken to prevent abandonment $200 for each ground of abandonment $200+ for each
(depending on scope of action required to overcome abandonment)
$200-$400+ for each ground of abandonment Up to $200+ for each ground
19 Reporting receipt of Notice of Allowance $200 $200-$400 Up to $200
20 Paying Issue Fee $300* $200 $200-$700 Up to $500
21 Forwarding Issued Patent $200 $200-$300 Up to $100
22 Forwarding application to foreign associate with instructions for filing. $500 $600-$800 $100-$300

Issued patents

Item Service Description Government Fee anticIPate Professional Fee Compare with usual Professional Fee from other firms Potential
Fee Savings
1 Preparation of documents and filing an application to reissue a patent $1600 $800+ (depending on complexity) $1,000-$1,500+ $200-$700+
2 Preparation of documents and requesting re-examination of claim(s) $2000* $800+ (depending on complexity) $1,000-$1,500+ $200-$700+
3 Requesting publication in the Canadian Patent Office Record of a notice listing the patent numbers of patents available for licence or sale, other than at the time of issuance of the patent, for each patent number listed $20 $200 $275-$350 $75-$150

Maintenance fees for patents and applications

Item Service Description Government Fee anticIPate Professional Fee Compare with usual Professional Fee from other firms Potential
Fee Savings
1 Attending to maintenance fee payments on or before 2nd to 4th year anniversaries $100* $200 $210-$300 $10-$100
2 Attending to maintenance fee payments on or before 5th to 9th year anniversaries $200* $200 $210-$300 $10-$100
3 Attending to maintenance fee payments on or before 10th to 14th year anniversaries $250* $200 $210-$300 $10-$100
4 Attending to maintenance fee payments on or before 15th to 19th year anniversaries $450* $200 $210-$300 $10-$100

*in the tables above, the Government Fee is reduced by 50% for small entities