Contrary to the popular belief, the patent registration process is not limited to walking to a patent office, presenting your idea and getting a patent. A patent might be a worthless piece of paper and lacks the required rights for its owner, if not properly written. The drafter of the patent always looks to the future and devises a plan in which the future, minor changes, and even technological development do not invalidate the patent document.
What is drafting?
The most important part of the patent filing process is writing its application, which in fact, includes the process of writing the description and claims of the invention. The claims are the core of any patent application and are its legal attachment. It is only after the registration of the application that the patent can protect the inventor’s material and intellectual rights as a legal document.
Can each inventor write his application?
In answer to this question, it should be said that the patent application in such circumstances is very likely to be rejected and this would be because of the inventor’s lack of familiarity with the technical and legal principles of the various parts of the invention. Even with the approval of the application, there is a likelihood that the ideas and achievements of the invention will not be fully protected. Therefore, it is necessary to collaborate and consult with inventive writing specialists in this field. This is why the patent drafting process is the most important and costly part of the patent process.