The professional expertise and technical skill sets of the patent attorneys are the most vital part of the invention process. It is an obvious matter of fact that the quality of the patent will be solely determined by the abilities of the attorney drafting the same. Therefore, care should be taken to hire the right professional for the right job.
Always try to hire a patent attorney from an engineering background as both the skills are required for construction of good informative document. Select a professional whose subject of expertise matches with your field of invention. Mainly there are four core streams of engineering covering mechanical, computer, chemical and electrical.
Speak in details with the attorney and know about his work experience, past track record and achievements to get a clear idea of the level of competency of the individual. Think of hiring only those professionals who are capable of presenting you an overall quote of the expected expenses prior to starting the job.
Interview a good number of candidates and select the ones you feel is suitable for the profile. Always try to opt for people who are willing to learn, dynamic and you feel would be capable of understanding your invention. The charges for a properly drafted patent ranges between $3000-10000. Therefore, anything that is lesser or higher than the stipulated limit should be properly scrutinized.
Never involve any salesperson or any third party in the recruitment process. Try to manage the job single handedly. At the same time, try to gather a working knowledge on the subject to work better with the attorney.