Patent Drafting Service at Patracode is well known for our multi domain expertise in crafting the Patent Application. We at Patracode have highly skilled Patent Drafters with multi domain expertise, with over 1000s of hours of experience in Patent Drafting. Our Patent Drafting experts have drafted more than 200 applications which have been filed at Indian Patent Office (IPO) , USPTO United States Patent and Trademark Office, and the various EPOs (European Patent Offices). The best person to draft a patent would be a person who has a blend of technical and legal knowledge.
The technical knowledge enables him to understand the invention along with the significance of seemingly minor aspects that provides an edge to the invention, while his legal knowledge enables him to bind the technology in a legal structure to formulize the patent application. Hence, drafting and vetting of a patent application is critically important for a compliant, strong and enforceable patent application.
Our well-experienced and innovative patent attorneys of international acclaim have been providing flawless and responsible patent drafting services for applying patents in various jurisdiction around the world. A patent application has to follow rules and regulation of each of the jurisdiction/ authorities the application is subject to.
Generally, the requirement of a complete application is that it should have a Title to the application, provides a field of technology the patent application belongs to, Background information which generally points towards the problem and existing arts which are trying to solve the problem, Summary of Invention which tells about the invention in brief, a section on brief introduction about the drawings accompanied with application to explain the invention, Detailed description of the invention explaining various embodiments of the inventions through accompanied drawings, a claim set which legally binds the invention, and an abstract about the invention.
It must be kept in mind that the patent drafting is the best possible way of presenting an invention for censorious examination and evaluation by the officials of the concerned patent office. It is a conception among many patent attorneys, inventors, investors, and a good number of corporate executives are that a good patent protection is very expensive.
Unfortunately, that approach is both useless and dangerous. Acceptance of the inevitability of high patent costs leads to sloppy patent drafting, mis-allocation of prosecution funds, and reduced funding for research and development. We at Patracode have adopted a lean patenting strategy, in which we understands requirement of the business very closely and generally suggest a possible strategy which can push cost from initial protection to future prosecution.
This leads the applicants to engage us at initial stages itself, in spite of drafting the patent application by themselves or through inventors, which generally have huge cons than pros, and results in a weak patent which has easy work around. The pros of do it by yourself (DIY) type of patent application is that the priority date can be established earlier, however, if a patent attorney like us are used, we understand the importance of earlier priority, and effectuate the application filing almost as earlier as it has been done in DIY cases, however application reviewed, edited and filed through us would be meeting requirements of patent office’s better. So, the pros are generally lesser than cons in DIY cases.
A bigger con in DIY cases is, the applications are sloppily written and generally provides easy work around or bye-pass routes to the competitors taking all patenting efforts for a toss. Before beginning with patent application drafting, we request to inventors/applicant to provide with an Invention Disclosure, which should generally have answer to questions on which problem, current solutions to the problem, problem in current solutions, elements of invention, implementation of invention, advantages and embodiments of invention.
Receiving Invention Disclosure is just the first step for Patent drafting, however to begin drafting the Patent application, we further move to interview of the inventor to understand all nitty-gritties of the invention and try to identify minimum novelty in the invention, all possible alternative embodiments of the invention, so that we can possibly thing of all possible work around, which even the inventors would not have think during conception of the invention.
This is first laying stone of a strong application, post to which we start drafting the claim set to bring out a stronger independent claim and valuable dependent claims. We try our best to limit the dependent claims under free claims, however, if any of the dependent claims or independent claims may provide patentable value to the invention, than with due permission from applicant we introduce other minimum possible claim set to help applicant achieve value from the invention.
This should be kept in mind, that Claims are only the functional or instrumental aspects of a patent application, remaining aspects of the application generally play a supporting role to understand the claim set better. Hence, we spend a substantial time in drafting of the claim set. During the inventor discussion, sometimes inventor receives further ideas to improvise his invention or to move ahead with another invention.
This is an additional benefit which an inventor receives through us during a patent drafting exercise. Even though claims are the most important aspect of the application, still the description plays unique role in prosecution phases to strengthen the application, and claim set can be amended based on a strong and detailed description disclosure, hence we pay substantial attention to description drafting too.
While working on the claims we generally target the future infringers based on business perspective and methodology of the applicant, which helps the applicant the applicant during infringement claims in court of law, in licensing and monetizing exercises, during patent valuation and evaluations, during sale or purchase of patent, in merger and acquisition exercises. In furtherance, each jurisdiction has varying patent application and claim requirements.
We at Patracode understands the client requirement of filing in various geographies and accordingly work out a patent application draft, which is for a priority jurisdiction, however with minimal modifications can be adapted for a target jurisdiction, thus bringing cost of multi-country filings. Not just that, during multi-country filings, one of the major cost involved is translations of application.
During the discussion, when we identifies client’s prerogative of countries which have non-English filings, we focus ourselves to limit the number of words to minimal, however still covering the invention in a best possible way. We, at Patracode have expertise in the field of drafting a patent, especially scripting the claims according to the deep-understanding of the new rules of India, Europe, and US.