What are the earmarks of high quality patent drafting and prosecution?
Minneapolis patent attorney Suneel Arora of Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner explains attributes a good patent may have.
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Well, there are a lot of things to keep in mind in trying to come up with a high quality patent application. But if I had to choose just one in the 15-plus years that I’ve been doing this, I would say that it still always comes back to having a good, high quality patentability search and trying to get that closest piece of prior art in front of you while you’re drafting the patent application so you can really focus on the differences between what you’re considered to be the invention and what it is in the prior art. And there’s nothing that requires that you do any prior art search at all, but if you really want to get a high quality patent, that is money that is well spent up front to really accomplish that objective.