It is typical for inventors to become so excited about their invention that they immediately seek patent protection. While such exuberance is commendable, quite often the invention needs to be further thought out and details of its implementation have to be explored.

Inventors typically describe an invention in a disclosure form. A good description of the invention significantly reduces the cost of preparing a patent application, minimizing the amount of time the patent practitioner spends with the inventor figuring out the details of the invention. A good description also helps an in-house counsel quickly assess the merits of invention when deciding whether to proceed with a patent application.

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