Prep and Prosecution Support

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Do more while strengthening your patent sourcing strategy.

Working as an extension of your internal IP team or your outside counsel network, Derwent’s team of patent attorneys and technical experts deliver domain knowledge and cost-savings to all phases of the preparation and prosecution process.

From provisional patent drafting to responding to office actions, our solutions can be implemented on a project or a full-time basis.



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Because cost matters and timing is everything.

Improve application pendency

Our prosecution expertise combined with proven quality assurance and workflow processes quickly identifies and resolves application issues, reduces office actions and mitigates delays during prosecution.

Support a low-cost filing strategy

Our multi-shore service model delivers a cost-effective approach to prosecute and obtain patents that are of medium to low priority within your portfolio.

Extend the capability of your team

Dedicated teams are built to work directly with your attorneys and inventors to support and compliment your internal team as they deliver against your patent strategy.

Reallocate internal resources

Free up your internal teams to focus more on strategic patent filings and less time focusing on lower priority patent activity without compromising quality.

Delivering value and expertise to patent prosecution.

Application drafting

Our dedicated teams draft and prepare patent applications that firmly stands up to review at the USPTO, PCT and EPO offices including:

  • Provisional Applications
  • Non-Provisional Patent Applications
  • Design Applications
  • Filing Packages
  • Foreign Filing Support

Working together with your internal team, we invest time up front to mindfully craft your patent applications to secure the broadest rights, address potential obstacles and reduce the number of office actions, saving time and money and increasing application pendency.

Illustrations & formal drawings

Derwent’s illustrations team deliver formal drawings and illustrations as a standalone service or as a component of the patent application filing package.  Comprised of engineers each with distinct technical domain expertise, the team delivers over 1,000 figures a year using the latest software programs including AutoCAD and ChemDraw.

All illustrations are quality checked for PTO compliance resulting in 100% acceptance rate as no set of drawings have been rejected by the PTO.

Office action responses

Our team provides a cost-effective and efficient solution to both routine and substantive office actions including:

  • Office Action reviews
  • Formulating strategies to overcome objections
  • Drafting formal responses

Our approach entails working closely with your internal team of patent attorneys and inventors and engaging with the examiner in the beginning of the prosecution to agree on the scope of claims thus keeping office actions to a minimum.

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Want to learn more about Patent Preparation and Prosecution Services?

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