Send us your design.
Nuventus reviews your design.
Nuventus prepares and files your application after approval by you.
If allowed by the USPTO you receive patent protection for 15 years.
Not Sure if this is the Right Application for You? Scroll Down Below to See Our Infographic and Learn More! Additional Fees May Apply. Learn how to keep the fees down below!
Design Patent Application
Design Patents Infographic
What Is a Design Patent?
A design patent protects the way an invention looks. It will only protect the appearance of the invention.
How Long Does a Design Patent Last?
Design patents have a term of 15 years unlike utility patents which have a term of 20 years.
No Maintenance Fees You Say?
The USPTO does not require maintenance fees for Design patents.
What Is The Difference Between Design and Utility Patents?
Design patents can't explain how the invention is assembled or stop someone from making the invention if they make it with a different exterior shape.
Additional Fee Information
Nuventus flat fee structure provides high quality IP preparation and prosecution at competitive pricing. However, we do charge for items not included in our standard packages. The additional charges for Design patent applications include: preparing 3-D models of your invention or more than one hour of phone calls. Follow our recommendations below to avoid the extra fees.
Design application Additional Charges
Figure drafting: $65 / Hour
All other additional work: $95 / Hour
Nuventus strives to keep prices affordable and competitive. One way to do this is to have our clients do their own drawings. This will save us time and saves you money!