Here’s the deal…

You have your pick of patent agents (or patent attorneys for that matter).

Why pick me? I can think of a few reasons:

Real world experience

I worked for several years as a product development engineer in the medical device industry before becoming a patent agent. Why should this matter? I know what engineers go through. I’ve filled out invention disclosure forms. I’ve had drawings drawn up. I’m a named inventor on patents. I know what many inventors go through.

Cost

Small or startup companies typically don’t have patent agents on staff. They farm out their patent work to large law firms. Law firms have a habit of charging for EVERYTHING since their overhead is so high. Since their overhead isn’t nearly as great, independent patent agents like myself typically charge less than law firms and can pass along the savings to you.

Appreciation

At large law firms, especially if you’re an individual inventor with a limited budget, you’re seen as small potatoes. They’re more inclined to focus their attention on their rainmakers – the clients with massive intellectual property portfolios. My niche is in working with clients who are just starting out who would appreciate someone walking them through the process of applying for a patent. You’re a priority to me. As you should be for anyone you work with.

Ultimately, your choice on whether to use a patent agent will hang on the answer to the following question: Do I want to invest the time to apply for a patent on my own? If the answer is no, contact me.

Freelance writers are a dime a dozen. Just go on LinkedIn and you’ll see the number of freelance writers out there. Why should you pick me over the others? Well…

Outsourcing frees you up

As a product development engineer, I was responsible for writing a lot of documents. At the time, I wished there was someone else who could have taken on that responsibility – mainly because I wanted more time to work on testing and development. There’s an opportunity cost associated with company employees taking time to write documents. That’s time that could be spent innovating!

Been there, done that

I’ve been exposed to many documents during my time as an engineer from many departments – clinical, regulatory affairs, marketing, and R&D of course. If a medical device company has produced it, I probably have experience with it.

Appreciation

Everything always seems to go back to appreciation, doesn’t it? Larger companies that outsource tend to do so to large science communications firms who employ a lot of writers, and thus have high overhead. I work mostly with smaller companies who are much more susceptible to getting lost in the shuffle of larger firms. You won’t get lost with me. And I can afford to charge lower fees since my overhead isn’t as high as large firms. That equals cost savings for you. What’s not to like?

Focusing on the following areas:

  • Patent drafting
  • Patent filing
  • Patent prosecution
  • Freelance writing for medical device and regenerative medicine companies