In line with achieving the best patents for our clients, one must begin with the very best possible patent application.
We achieve this goal by initially conferring with the inventor about his invention and his disclosure. This conference time serves several purposes:
- to thoroughly discuss and understand all aspects of the invention
- to determine what the inventor is trying to achieve
- to determine why the inventor is trying to achieve the particular objective by means of the particular invention
- to determine what are the important features, elements, or components of the invention
- to determine why did the inventor make the invention in the particular manner that he did
- to determine why didn’t the inventor make the invention in a different manner
- to determine what is important to the inventor with respect to what is to be claimed and protected
- to determine if there are any other embodiments of the invention that would also be beneficial to the inventor and the resulting patent from both offensive and defensive perspectives – from an offensive perspective, whatever you disclose, claim, and achieve allowance for, the patent provides you with that claim protection and prevents a potential competitor from manufacturing, using, or selling the patented/protected invention; from a defensive perspective, whatever you disclose but cannot achieve claimed protection, the disclosure will still prevent a competitor from obtaining a patent whereby you would still be able to manufacture, use, or sell such invention because someone else’s patent would not prevent you from manufacturing, using, or selling the invention.