The proper optimization of your patent makes the process progress much smoother and quicker. The patent filing process can be a long and difficult process, Levin Consulting Group will assist you in patent management and assist in preventing your patent from being rejected due to improper filing. We can also help you find components that you may have forgotten to include in your patent that could help ease the filing process.
Drafting patent applications only for legal protection often isn’t enough in today’s IP practice. Once an invention proves profitable others will try to copy, improve or design around the invention. Analyzing how a competitor will try to copy or alter an invention, then drafting that in the claims to the potential scope of the core of the invention is a great way to optimize your patent counteract anyone building off of your invention and ensures better protection.
The way to ensure you draft a strong patent application is to conduct a patentability search. A strong IP patent management solution allows for informed decision making so you can avoid conflict from existing patents or prior art. Using landscaping applications puts you ahead and optimizes data analysis to determine whether filing makes sense.
New clients have enlisted our patent optimization services to review existing patents only to find that some of the key elements listed in the description were not claimed. Those elements are no longer a component of their intellectual property (IP) but instead fall into the public domain. This is only one example of the types of errors we have seen as the result of using the wrong people to draft a patent application.
Often, the patent professionals’ sales message is “get your patent granted quickly” and their internal measure of success may be to generate high-volume output for their agency. The easiest way to obtain a patent quickly is to narrow the scope of claims. This can have serious negative consequences.
Although we appreciate the urgency many clients have, we always subject your application to a systematic process with high-level scrutiny when crafting your description and claims. We can assist individual patent management or full patent portfolio management.