Before asking the question, I’d like to state some intentions to avoid answers going in the wrong direction.
- This question is asking for advice on cost reduction/optimization
- The purpose of the patents I want to pursue lies more on creating leverage during company valuations than on actually defending them on court (of course there’s a considerable overlap in quality requirements for these, but it’s still not the same)
If I want to patent an Idea for which a working prototype exists but no documentation has been created at this point and the ultimate goal is to have a US as well as a European patent issued, and the price-to-quality of the patent itself should rather correspond to a Ford Fiesta than to a Tesla X, then:
What is the most economical approach at reaching that goal?
Some considerations for example are on how to select the right patent attorney with my priorities in mind or whether to pursue the US patent first or the EU one? (I heard for example that it’s better to work on the EU patent first since they give more sophisticated feedback if the application is rejected than the US office does).
Any advice is welcome but please refrain from statements like “you shouldn’t try to safe money on a patent application” or “if you cut corners your patent may prove useless in an actual court case” - the latter possibility always exists.