Scott Lefton's Patent Services
Scott Lefton is a Registered Patent Agent (registration #53,200) with
experience in a wide range of mechanical and electronic patent areas
and can provide your company with patent services including patent searching,
drafting of patent applications, producing patent drawings, filing and
prosecuting patent applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Read this FAQ for more information about
What I can do for your company
- Interview your technical staff about the invention, the development
process, the specific areas of innovation, how it compares with and
improves upon existing devices, and possible alternate ways to both
realize the invention and to use it. As an engineer, I'm more able
to speak the language of your technical staff than most patent attorneys
can, and my work experience has covered both the invention side and
the patent application side of the patenting process.
- Produce a disclosure report including all of the above, and outlining
the key inventive features that are potentially patentable. Having
this information is critical for your company to be able to make an
informed decision on whether to order a formal patent search and possibly
a patent application.
- Perform a formal patent search, and if potential anticipation or
infringement is found, offer practical suggestions for design strategies
to reduce the risk of a patent application rejection, or of infringement
on existing patents.
- Write, file, and conduct the prosecution of the patent application
with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. This way, you have the
benefit of my combined experience through the entire patenting process.
If you already have a patent attorney
- I may be able to provide your company with a more cost-effective
and thorough technical disclosure by interviewing your technical staff
with an engineer's insight into the inventive process. I offer lower
rates for writing and research than a patent law firm does, and I'm
likely to catch technical details that they'd miss.
- I can provide highly accurate and detailed patent drawings, using
CAD files and photographs of the invention as source material and
ending with line drawings that are compliant with all USPTO drawing
requirements. My process also makes many typical drawing changes rapid
- When your patent attorney works with me, they'll have organized,
complete information to accurately describe inventions and to compare
them with existing patents in their field.
- My combined experience with new product design, engineering management,
patent searching, analyzing patents and drafting patent applications
enables me to bridge the gap between the technical world of inventors,
engineers and product designers, and the intellectual property world
of patent attorneys