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How much does it actually cost to patent a new idea/object

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How much does it actually cost to patent a new idea/object? Is it necessary to hire a lawyer to make sure the process is done correctly?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Ray replied 7 years ago.
Thanks for your question.Here is the patent fee schedule from the US government. A lawyer will charge you and hourly rate.Patent lawyers are a specialty and it costs.Plan on paying several thousand unless you want to try it yourself.

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
What exactly do you pay a patent lawyer for? Why does it cost so much? Its it possible for someone like me with no law background at all to do this myself?