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Patent File Histories / Wrappers / NPL Publications

Delivery time: Same day to next day.  Delivery Options Details

USPTO File History Copies - PDF Download
Searchable, Bookmarked
(PDF Download or CD-ROM)

$1.25 per page
(min $50)

USPTO Patent File History
Copies Printed

$1.25 per page
(min $50)

File Histories - In-Stock
(documents In-Stock)

$1.00 per page

NPL - Non-Patent Literature from IFW file histories - Select papers from file

$1.25 per page
(min $50)

NPL - Publications / Documents from Older USPTO Files that are still in paper format that need to be obtained from the PTO warehouse

$1.25 per page
(~ $50 plus)

** Rush (Same Day) may have slight additonal fee for courier (depends on time of day)

$50 plus $1.00 per page

Super Rush !! Rush Patent File(s): If you do not receive your files within 1-4 hours, you will be charged only the regular rate above.

$1.50 per page
(min $100)

Special Pricing is available on large documents, bulk orders, or frequent users. Please contact us to dicuss discount rates.

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Foreign Patent File Histories

DPS has contacts in every country internationally with patent offices and foreign vendors and is able to provide the best pricing and service available.

Prices and delivery vary. See Foreign File Fees & Services.

Assignment Document Searches and Copies

Delivery time: Within one hour.

Complete Assignment Chain Abstract of Title & Reel/Frame Copies

$50 + 1 per page

Copies of Assignment Reel / Frame

$35 + 1 per page

Family Reports



Research of Documents

$75 per hour

Paper Patent Copies

U.S. Patent

$3.00 per patent

WO & EP Patents or Publications

$10.00 per patent

Special Order non-U.S. Patent Publications

$35.00 minimum

U.S., EP, WO Patent Download Images

$2.50 per patent

Non-U.S. Patent Publications (available in our collection)

$10.00 per patent

(Jumbo fees apply)


CD-ROM Patent Copies

U.S Patent OCR Searchable PDF Image

$6.00 per patent

Foreign Patent OCR Searchable PDF Image

$10.00 per patent

Non-Patent Literature or Publication - Searching

DPS utilizes every possible resource and are experts in Searching for hard to find non-patent literature and other publications. All Files and Documents are nicely bookmarked and with OCR searchable text.

$55 hr + cost

IP Patent Searches
IP Patent Searches

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Patent Downloads (instant)

Patent Download System

$2.00 each

Certification Services

Delivery time: Varies with circumstances.

DPS specializes in submitting the correct information in the proper format for all varies certification request and maintains constant communication with PTO regarding all request submitted to ensure the best turnaround times possible.

Certified Patent File History


Certified Assignment Chain of Title


Certified Patent Assignment Reel /Frame


Certified Patent Application as Filed


Certified Patent or Publication


* Additional fees may apply on jumbo size documents and older files that require us to pay additional up-front fees to PTO.

* Certified orders cannot be canceled (per USPTO).

* Fees reflect updated PTO fee change.


Legalization & Authentication

Delivery time: Within 1-2 weeks.

We authenticate documents from the US Department of State and certify them at the requested foreign consulate or embassy. We also apostille your documents at the US Department of State, and legalize all your documents including patent and trademark registrations, assignments, agreements, and powers of attorney, applications, etc.

Authentication (For countries that only require an apostille)

$150.00 + expenses

Legalization (for countries that require authentication / embassy legalization)

$125.00 + expenses

*Authentication of Notary with State(s): will incur an additional charge of $350-$450 due to researching states process / forms / shipping to and from etc.


Our Standard service in comparison to other vendors is equal to their "Rush service" we will only add RUSH fees when required.


UP-FRONT Fees Unless a payment is sent with your documents a 25% fee's will be added for our up-front fees that total more than $300. Mainly for countries like USE, China, etc.

This is for countries that require higher fees/cost and for up-front cost:

Example: Document for UAE to be stamped has a fee of $600, we will do not receive a payment with your documents we add 25%. (this covers our time go to bank get cashiers check/money order and also interest toward our up-front cost to cover the cost between payments received.

* Other Expenses may include:
  Embassy Fees, Money orders and Certified Checks,
  Copy Fees, Courier Fees, Applicable Taxes, etc.
 *Additional fees for legalization of some countries that require higher fees/cost and for up-front cost.

Ship physical documents for Legalization and/or Authentication to:

Attn: Thomas Lupo
DPS Files, Inc.
1200 S Arlington Ridge Rd
Suite 716
Arlington, VA 22202

For questions or follow-up, you can call us at 800-741-3117.
We always confirm receipt of your documents via email.

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