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Fee Quote And Schedules
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Fee Payment
Fees are deposited into a legal trust and not transferred to operational accounts until services are initiated.
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Make a process phase payment or a full payment (see Next Steps Review).
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Trust Account Features
Payments made into a Legal Trust account
♦  Meets American Bar Association (ABA) trust fund standards.
♦  Meets Attorney Professional Code of Conduct standards for non-comingling of funds.
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Fees remain associated to the inventor’s name until earned or required
♦  Fees earned by US Patents And IP will be removed from the account.
♦  When required by the USPTO for filing payments funds will be moved to the USPTO Deposit Account of Fortress PATENTS / IP filings.
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Payment Type and Availability
♦  Make payments at this website at any time when convenient.
♦  Make one time or multiple payments.
♦  Fees other than by Debit or Credit Card can be arranged.
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Policy Summary
Work CommencementFortress PATENTS / IP will preferentially work on patent applications with fees paid in full and in advance of each phase (Search, Application/Drawing/Claims, Filing). Fortress PATENTS / IP may commence work on a patent applications when amount of partial fee payment justifies action.
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Retained Fee Association – Fees remain in Inventors name until earned by Fortress PATENTS / IP or required by the USPTO.
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Fees Earned – Full fee is earned after FREE Consultation and when work starts on the project (for the application, half the fee is earned at start and the remaining fixed fee is earned by reducing the total fee by an hourly rate from the start hour until the hour of notice.
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Returns – Any fees not earned by Fortress PATENTS / IP or required by the US PTO may be returned.
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Refunds – There are no refunds of earned fees as intellectual work has been expended and other opportunities set aside.
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Fortress PATENTS / IP has made fee payment simple and convenient, as well as conforming to the best practice of a trust account.
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