Intellectual Property for Startups

Cognition delivers the IP strategies startups need to win investment, build business value and protect global market opportunities.


Our Lawyers Have Provided IP Protection For

texas instruments
texas instruments
hewlett packard
perdue pharmaceuticals

We Know Startup IP

Cognition IP is a graduate of one of the world's most reputable accelerators, Y Combinator (YC). 

Our attorneys come from top firms in the U.S.
We have planned IP for some of the most well-known companies in the world,
solving complex legal problems with extraordinary amounts at stake.

Throughout our partners’ impressive careers, we have developed proven
patent prosecution processes that have earned 1000+ allowances for clients,
the fastest being within 2.5 months for a robust patent allowance.

Because we utilize best practices for patent prosecution and stay current
with evolving USPTO guidelines, we plan, file and obtain patents
aligned with the most modern standards.

Cognition IP is competitive with the top firms in the US, with high allowance rates,
high success with appeals and high success with examiners.

Our prosecution strategy reduces the overall number of office actions
and RCEs needed to obtain a patent.

For our startup clients, this means fewer delays and faster allowances with reduced overall costs.


fixed fee Patents & Trademarks

Cognition IP offers fair and affordable flat-fee pricing. By streamlining our processes with proprietary tech, we reduce the time and costs associated with IP filings. This allows us to offer consistent pricing so you stay on budget. There are no hidden fees.

world class ip strategy

Our attorneys have built their careers at Fortune 5 companies as well as Vault 20 and AmLaw 50 firms, where they’ve crafted some of the most recognizable IP portfolios in the world. Rest assured your go-to-market, licensing or M&A strategy is supported by top IP minds in the business.

1:1 attorney support

Each of our clients is matched with the Cognition attorney best suited for their particular technology and strategy. We do the work and direct the entire process so you preserve bandwidth for what matters most: growing your startup.


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Why choose Cognition IP?

We understand startups.  As a startup ourselves, and a graduate of Y Combinator ( YC ), we know how important great early support can be.  Because many top firms cater to large companies with vast financial resources, we realized there was an unmet need for startups to get affordable IP support. This is the reason we exist: to make top level intellectual property planning more accessible. 

Do you file Provisional Patent Applications?

Yes. We file Provisional and Nonprovisional Patent Applications. The Provisional Patent application is a useful strategic tool for startups to capture an early priority date if utilized properly. A working prototype is not needed for either Provisional or Nonprovisional applications.

What is the process for patents and trademarks?

We begin by gathering a few important details in a complimentary discovery call. During this call, we understand your timeline and business objectives, provide a general expectation of fees and see if Cognition IP is a good fit. Should you decide to engage, we typically have applications ready within a few weeks. Once filed, we will await the USPTO response and guide the prosecution.  The typical timeline of the USPTO for patents and trademarks can be 1-3 years, but expedited options may also be available. 

How much does it cost?

Our pricing is competitive with the rates expected from an experienced firm. Given your needs and timelines, we will quote the expected costs in our complimentary discovery call. Because of our unique pricing model, we can typically save our clients hundreds, if not thousands in fees when compared with other firms in our tier.