Taylor IP focuses on the technical side of the patent law business. We prepare and prosecute patent applications (also known as “prep and pros” in the industry), and also render opinions on various topics. “Prep and pros” covers the entire process from writing and filing a patent application, until the ultimate issuance of a patent.
Prosecution generally refers to any communications with the US Patent Office, such as documents filed with the patent office, interviews and negotiations with an Examiner, etc.
The laws governing patent prosecution can be found in manuals laid out by the United States government known as the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure. Patent prosecution can be split into two sections; pre-grant prosecution, which involves negotiation for the grant of a patent with a patent office, and post-grant prosecution, which involves matters like post-grant amendment.