If you have concerns about a corporation using your invention without authorization or without compensating you, filing a nonprovisional patent application based on your provisional patent application will be important. Enforceable patent rights come only from an issued patent and a nonprovisional patent application is necessary to obtain an issued patent. An issued patent will likely be your best tool against the corporation.
You may also have trade secret remedies available. One of our intellectual property litigation attorneys can discuss enforcement options with you in more detail. Our billing rates for litigation services range from $250 to $275 per hour.
Our current flat fee for preparing and filing a nonprovisional patent application for small entity inventors is $5,800. This fee includes the government filing fees and professional drawing fees.