Here is a quote from judge NEWMAN in a 2007 appeals case [Energizer] 07-1197, CAFC
"The complexities of patent claim writing are notorious. There are few, if any, legal documents more difficult to craft, more fraught with pitfalls than patent applications; and patent claims are so universally challenging to the non-specialist, that this court has converted the judicial need to understand them into an unruly cottage industry called "claim construction." "
With this degree of complexity, doing it yourself of with legalzoom is legal suicide. Go big and do it right or go home. DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME.
James Lindon, Ph.D. Patent Attorney
Lindon & Lindon, LLC
Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, Pharmacy Law, Litigation
[this is not legal advice - provided for discussion only]
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