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One of the best types of patent services you can obtain is the advice of a lawyer. While paying for advice you think you can handle on your own might scare you off, patent attorneys and other registered patent professionals understand the complexities and changing landscape of how to patent an invention.
If you decide to hire a professional to help file a patent, make sure that person has significant experience in this specialty area. You may also want to look for someone who has helped other inventors in your field of interest so he or she more thoroughly understands how your novel machine or product works. This is essential as the application is made of several key components in minute detail. Remember, just because you describe your great idea on paper does not mean the US Patent and Trademark Office is required to accept it. If you patent is rejected initially--and many are--your lawyer will be able to understand the sophisticated language of the examiner and quickly correct any problems in your application so it gets accepted next time. I
f you hire a patent attorney, preparing the patent application will likely be your biggest expense. Ask if that fee can be paid in segments over time so you can retain cash flow for other aspects of selling and marketing your invention. Finally, never hand over something as important as your invention to one person. Read books. Search online at sites like InventHelp.com so you can get more information about how the patent process works. The more knowledgeable you are about patents, the more you can help your patent attorney help you be successful.