Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property)

Q: How do I write a patent, what items should be considered in it?

1 Lawyer Answer
Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn
  • Patents Lawyer
  • Chapel Hill, NC

A: I do not think it is a good idea for you to draft and file a patent application without the help of a patent attorney. Some people do so and the USPTO can be somewhat generous in helping DIY applicants but there is a great risk that you do not know what you do not know and you will lose important rights.

As a first step, you should look at patents for the type of invention that you hope to patent. This will let you see what sort of detail is needed. Perhaps after reading some patents, you may want to get some help.

Even if you get help, having read a few relevant patents is apt to make the process go smoother as you will understand what the end game looks like.

I hope that this helps.

Kevin E Flynn

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