Drafting a patent application means to define the grounds that all further proceedings will have to stand on.
The quality of the application is vital for the value of your patent when it is granted and a well-written patent application will enable you to get along easier through the prosecution process and to later enforce your rights towards third parties. Of course, Zacco’s attorneys know this. In close cooperation with the inventor, they focus on fully understanding the invention and its features to meet your expectations on quality when delivering patent drafts. Also, their guiding star when writing claims will be clarity, which prevents you from getting into prolonged correspondence with authorities during prosecution and from misinterpretation whenever your rights are challenged by other parties.
Ideally, a Prior Art search has been executed first to check the patentability of your idea and if it is worth investing in. With this foundation, the attorney makes sure that the patent claims cover a scope as broad as possible, but are not stretching too far, which could endanger the novelty requirements. Zacco’s attorneys assist with all the technical and IP expertise that is needed to keep this delicate balance in your patent application to make sure that the patent covers the invention the way you intended. Moreover, different legislations may vary in their requirements on how a patent is written; therefore the gathered knowledge of Zacco’s patent attorneys situated in different countries is a valuable asset to have access to and ensures the best results.