InvetorsEd: “A patent agent generally makes half the hourly rate that a patent attorney makes, and the agents usually have practical engineering experience which patent attorneys generally lack. So I think that an inventor should have their patent application drafted by a patent agent, but reviewed by at least one patent attorney. I think that a patent agent is likely to understand the invention better than the patent attorney, but that the patent attorney is likely to better understand the nuances of claim wording.”

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