agement blog e^(ip) at www.gillip.com.“But, it does take some time. You’re notjust going to walk into it and use it as anormal text editor.”
Collaborators at work
Once an application has been developed, it’s time for an attorney to reviewthe text, which can be a long and expensive process. Being able to establish inconsistencies or errors and to precisely denote a relationship between a part and thelocation in which it appears in the claimsbeforehand enable faster evaluation andlower cost.
Gill said professional patent drafting
can cost from $300 to $900 an hour. “The
more time that [inventors] spend on tools
like TeamPatent, fleshing out their inven-
tion, improving the description, carefully
mapping it to the drawings and getting
their application ready for a patent profes-
sional, overall the application should cost
significantly less to prepare.”
Inventors will have access to their files
the entire time the application is being an-
alyzed, enabling last-minute changes and
simultaneous follow-up with collaborators
in separate locations. “TeamPatent allows
multiple inventors to participate more
fully throughout the process,” Gill said.
Kahn plans to extend TeamPatent’s editor for third-party developers, includingthose who handle academic papers, electronic medical health records, user manuals and software wire frames.
He hopes that TeamPatent will becomea vital application processor for inventorsaround the world, with the US and foreignpatent and trademark offices using the siteto reduce the time needed to examinepatent applications.
“At some point, it will be consideredmalpractice not to run a patent filingthrough a system like TeamPatent,” hesaid.
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