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 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.