5 Mistakes To Avoid In Patent Prosecution

By Erin Coe (October 7, 2015, 9:37 PM EDT) -- Patent prosecution sets the stage for companies to protect and enforce their innovations, but attorneys who try to obtain patents that are claiming everything under the sun or are weighed down by vague, impenetrable terminology will face a long haul before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Here, lawyers share the most common mistakes by patent prosecutors and how to avoid them.

Writing Sleep-Inducing Patent Applications

While patent applications can't exactly gloss over the technical minutiae that make up an invention, that doesn't mean the application has to lull the examiner into a coma-like state.

"It shouldn't be assumed that a...

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