1. Assuming a typical patent of 15-20 pages, having a single invention and
1-3 independent claims.
2. We would fore see the following steps/estimates to minimize our expense/time:
A) Approximately 6 hours to complete a review of the patent against a single
product or type of product. Basically identify how strong the infringement
and possible issues/concerns with the patent claims, specification, and
B) Approximately 8 hours to review the filewapper and prior art cited by
examiner for claim narrowing.
C) Approximately 4 hours to review of a validity/claim search report and
D) Approximately 1-4 hours for attorney/expert review sessions and anticipate
in claim term definitions.
E) Approximately 40 hours to complete a claim chart against the product
(rule 11 quality) using attorney provided/approved definitions.
F) Reverse engineering of a competitors product is based on our hourly
rate and the degree of complexity.
G) Approximately 30 hours for each additional product.
3. Please feel free to contact us regarding our hourly rates and project fees.
NOTE: This is just an estimate based on similar cases that we have worked.