Most academic researchers are skilled in presenting their research results in the form of an article in a scientific journal. Unfortunately, the format of a scientific article, without further amendment, does not provide a good basis for valuable patent protection.
So, it is advisable to rely on the advice and services of a patent attorney or other professional adviser when drafting a patent application. The patent drafting is typically coordinated by the TTO, which may have internal patent drafting expertise or serve as an intermediate between the researcher and the patent attorney. Although the nature of the engagement of the TTO in the drafting of the patent application may vary depending on its resources and policy, the active involvement of the researchers is crucial for obtaining a broad scope of protection.
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