Claims can be amended during the prosecution in light of the objections raised by the examiner; however, specifications cannot be amended once the non-provisional patent application is filed with the patent office.
Accordingly, some patent attorneys / agents prefer to draft the specifications of the application themselves and have patent drafting experts of PDC draft the claims of the invention.
This variant helps the patent attorneys / agents have better control of the final draft non-provisional patent application. This option can have the following two advantages depending on the attorney’s preference:
- The attorneys have a better control on the non-changeable part of the patent application, i.e., the specifications of the application.
- They can utilize the time they would otherwise spend on drafting the claims in preparing the specifications for other patent applications OR in business development.
Further, even though all non-provisional patent specifications must satisfy a checklist, every patent attorney has his own signature way of drafting applications. At PDC, we understand how important and critical their own drafting style is for each attorney and we adhere to it in our drafts. This is another convenience that comes with PDC.
Mostly, after doing 1-2 specification drafts with PDC and understanding our expertise, the attorneys feel comfortable just discussing the structure of claims and specifications with our experts and having us draft the complete non-provisional application. Whereby they directly order the Non-Provisional Patent Application: Drafting Complete Application” and free-up more of their time for more valuable activities.