Preparing a patent application and carrying out proceedings in USPTO (the United States Patent and Trademark Office) to get a patent requires the skills of a professional in patent law. The patent attorney also has to be conversant with USPTO practices and procedures, together with an in-depth knowledge of technical and scientific matters involved in a specific invention.
In some cases, you’ll find inventors that decide to file their own applications and carry out the proceedings themselves. However, unless they study these matters in detail or are very knowledgeable in this field, they may encounter some difficulty.
Although a patent can be obtained by people that aren’t skilled in this field, there’s no assurance that the obtained patent will protect the invention adequately.
To be on the safe side, most inventors hire registered patent attorneys to ensure nothing is out of place. So getting patent help should be a priority for any inventor looking to market their inventions to manufacturers.
As an inventor, there are certain things you need to know which are extremely important.