Pros/Cons of Working with an Experienced Patent Attorney:
With more experience, likely comes more knowledge about the patent law, how to handle the patent process, and what to expect from the patent office.
You may have a smoother and more successful experience because the patent process in this patent attorney’s office has been so nicely worked out over the years.
Because of so much experience, the patent attorney expenses you can expect will likely reflect that experience, and you can expect to pay more.
You may also not get a personable feeling from a more experienced, larger firm, as they have many clients that they tend to. Essentially, you may be one of many with whom they are working, so don’t think you are special.
Pros/Cons of Working with a Patent Attorney with Little to No Experience:
With less experience, the attorney may struggle to get through the patent process, take longer, or miss important things, which could jeopardize your getting a patent. This is not to say that it will absolutely happen, but the risk may be higher with someone who has no experience.
You should save money with someone who has limited experience. With having little to no experience, that should be reflected in the patent attorney expense you can expect.
There is a good chance that the patent attorney who is just starting out will be enthusiastic, motivated, and have a drive to succeed. If they are trying to build a reputation and business, having a successful outcome with your patent is imperative. They will likely work hard to please you.
Speaking of being pleased, there is also a good chance that you may get more personable, one-on-one service. Rather than meeting with legal assistants or paralegals, you may get to actually meet with the patent attorney more because they are less occupied.
Once you have taken these factors into consideration, you should be closer to your decision about whether or not to go with a patent attorney with or without experience. There are other experience factors to take into account as well, such as technical experience. If what you want to patent is technical in nature, you will absolutely need a patent attorney that is experienced in technical issues. They need to know the ins and outs and be up to date on technology issues in order to handle your patent correctly. Additionally, there are many people that find patent agents with whom to work, rather than patent attorneys.
There are many issues to consider when choosing the right patent attorney with whom to work. You want to consider experience vs. no experience, the patent attorney expenses you can expect, their willingness to share with you the difference between patents, trademarks, and copyrights. Consider the pros and cons of working with an experienced vs. a non-experienced patent attorney and make a determination. It is important to research any attorney with whom you are considering working so that you know what you are getting into and can make an informed decision.
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