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

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Kevin E. Flynn
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Kevin E. Flynn
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  • 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. https://bit.ly/Patent__Searching 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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