When you have finished all your preliminary homework for your patent draft and you are ready to hire a patent attorney, there are several ways to go about it.
If you know someone in your field of expertise who has had success with getting a patent approved, ask them who they used as their attorney or agency. Maybe their attorney can help you as well.
If you don’t know anyone that you can get a good referral from then you can look in a directory of patent attorneys and find a list of people to choose from. Before you select an attorney or a patenting agency, such as patent service InventHelp agency, you will want to interview them and find out about their style of writing and their style of communicating.
This is critical to the success of your application process. You need to click with your attorney or agency.
It is also very important to look for someone who has done some work in the area your product pertains to. If they are completely in the dark about your area of expertise it may be difficult to bring them up to speed quickly.
You should ask the attorney in your initial interview about their experience in patent law. Have they had a high rate of success with applications or a low rate of success?
You obviously want to go with someone who has had a high rate of success. Take into consideration whether you find them easy to talk to. If not look somewhere else.
Remember that once you hire an attorney, you will have to pay a retainer fee and if you find that you have made a mistake after the fact, you will not get your retainer fee back.
So to summarize, these are the key factors in hiring a good patent agency, like InventHelp, or an attorney:
1. Find someone who has had experience in your field of expertise. You can try to get a referral from a college. If that is not possible rely on your interviewing process to find what you need.
2. Determine the attorneys writing and communicating style so that you can be sure that you can work easily with them.
3. Talk with the attorney to see if you click with them.
This is going to be your partner in the patent process, so the smoother the working relationship the better. One last point that you will want to find out about is the fee structure the attorney has.