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Patent Preparation Lawyer in Houston, Texas

The term "patent preparation" covers the process of preparing a patent application directed to a particular invention. Accordingly, it would be less confusing and more accurate if the term was "patent application preparation."

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The patent attorney who prepares your patent application must thoroughly understand your invention and be able to write a clear, accurate, and comprehensive description of the invention. These are skills honed through years of experience and training. The patent application will typically include a title, a statement of the field of the invention, some background information about the relevant technology or art, a summary of the invention, a detailed description, an abstract, and claims. The detailed description must provide an "enabling" disclosure, which means that the description must provide sufficient detail that "a person having an ordinary level of skill in the art would understand how to make and use the invention without undue experimentation." The claims detail the scope of legal protection that you are asking the United States Patent and Trademark Office to grant to you. The strategy behind drafting claims to various statutory classes (i.e., a process, a machine, an article of manufacture, a composition of matter, and an improvement of an invention in one of the other four classes) and the scope of those claims is beyond the scope of this article.

During prosecution of each patent application, I inform the client (inventor or Applicant) of the next steps and the decisions necessary at each step.  I make recommendations and provide the information necessary to help the client make an informed decision.  I understand that patent prosecution is a unique and complex process, so I am very responsive to questions from the client at any stage.  If the client is further developing the invention and/or commercializing a product based on the invention, then there are additional options and considerations such as filing continuation-in-part applications to cover new embodiments of the invention.