Sometimes, during the patent process, an inventor will change their invention as it has been developed and changed over time. Unfortunately, once a patent application is filed, we are unable to add new material to it, or, in some cases, to remove material from it that was claimed as essential. Other times, inventors may wish to add new features to their inventions to differentiate them from products that were found by the patent examiner in prosecution. In order to account for these changes, a continuation or continuation-in-part application will need to be filed.
At Boudwin Intellectual Property Law, we will discuss these options with you. In some cases, it may be best to simply restart the patent process from the beginning stages. We will look at your specific case to help you understand the best course of action for you.