Largely, a patent application is only as good as the information the inventor(s) provides to the patent practitioner. Specifying the heart of the invention, the non-obvious or novel features in great detail and how it differs from known solutions gives the patent practitioner the information needed to write the claims for the invention.
The inventor’s specifications are what the claims reference. The claims are what defines the invention as patentable subject matter and are what the patent examiner may reject and accept to grant the patent.
Writing quality claims is an acquired skill that makes a great patent practitioner able to provide the inventor with the broadest protection. Tips – Inventor & Patent Practitioner Relationship