Patent drafting

Establishing the best possible patent protection begins with a well drafted patent specification.

The importance of a well-drafted specification


Drafting a patent application requires technical expertise in the subject matter relating to the invention along with a high level of experience in both drafting patent specification documents, and the filing and examination process.

The patent specification needs to describe the invention in sufficient detail and with sufficient clarity at the outset, since further description cannot usually be added during the examination process.

The draftsperson also needs a deep understanding of the inventive concept so it is properly articulated in the patent specification document, in order to provide the best protection possible.

Our expertise and experience


Baldwins has been operating for more than 120 years. We have highly experienced attorneys and advanced systems for training and skills transfer to others within the firm. It’s part of our strategy to ensure that the highest standards of patent specification draftsmanship are achieved.

We operate patent teams in mechanical, electrical and electronic, chemical and biotechnology specialisations. They have a depth of experience in New Zealand and offshore patent work.

For expert assistance with drafting your patent specification, contact our specialist team today.

Meet our experts

  • Tim Jackson
    Partner, Auckland

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  • +64 21 677 122
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  • Wes Jones
    Partner, Auckland

  • +64 9 359 7747
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  • Chris Way
    Partner, Auckland

  • +64 9 966 9761
  • +64 21 987 893
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