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As each invention must be novel and non-obvious, then each patent should be unique. This is a fair statement, but the common patent application templates used by a typical patent firm often fails to fully draw out the maximum legal, technical, business, and market rights, protections, and potential that could be available by an invention.
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Naturally, every inventor wants maximum patent rights and protection their invention may claim. However, balancing intent for patenting, current circumstances, time constraints, budget constraints, and other considerations may suggest maximum patent protection is not desired, necessary, attainable, …, or affordable.
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The following provide the type of issues an inventor may consider in balancing current circumstances, patent purpose, and patent use intent with the needed level of patent protection:
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Fortress PATENTS / IP does not default to a typical patent preparation template, but works with inventors to offer and discuss options in the degree of breadth and depth balanced with their particular invention, intent for the patent, and current circumstance.  There is not an exclusive separation of breath and depth, but an interrelated supportive relationship between them introduced below.
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Protective Breadth –
Passive and General Rights And Protections 
Custom PatentsPassive patent protection is an important part of patenting as it can be responsible for preventing other inventors from patenting too close, but being forced to positioning the next patent in the inventive space at some distance from the current patent’s rights, protections, and potential.
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This occurs from a more extensive development in three areas:
Prior Art Search – The greater the prior art search the greater the passive validation and strength to the patent
Description – A more expansive description creates a broader and more expansive “prior art” to other inventors.
Drawings – A more expansive drawing set creates a broader and more expansive “prior art” to other inventors.
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In general, an inventor can visualize the breadth of a patent in terms of the following:
Simple – A patent intended for personal invention use and satisfaction in gaining a patent. Deterrence and defense relies upon inherent patent qualities with no intent to defend the patent.
Standard – A patent intended for self or business invention development to capitalize on low hanging market potential. Deterrence and defense will be both passive and active reasonable partial or full business and legal actions. 
Strategic – A patent intended for invention license or sale to a business or global corporation. The business or global corporation license or buy the patent not just for product relevance, but as a business strategic asset. Deterrence and defensive action by the business or global corporation is expected to fully preserve patent rights and protections.
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Protective Depth –
Active Or Specific Rights And Protections
Custom PatentsPatent rights and protections are specifically derived from what is claimed. Additionally, claims are clarified and supported by what is described in the specification description, drawings, and other support elements. Claims can be viewed in terms of two broad classes of Basic Claims and Specialized Claims.
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Basic Claims – Every patent application filing fee includes allocation for up to three (3) Independent claims and filled in with dependent claims up to a total of twenty (20) claims. These are important claims, but can be too limited in number or too generic for situation specific needs.
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Specialized Or Additional Claims A Specialized Claim are independent claims that may be added to the Standard and Strategic patent preparation to add general and situation active and specific rights and protections.
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More independent statutory or Specialized Claims immediately differentiates the patent in literal and perceived strength.
Strength – The single most important action to improve the rights and strength of a patent is to add independent claims.
Deterrent – The patent immediate gives notice to potential infringers that the patent will be harder to nullify and work around. Independent claims cost a little more to prepare, but each independent claim creates a very large cost barrier to others who seek to challenge the patent, and that can be a formidable deterrent.
Value – It also gives notice to potential partners, licensees, and buyers that the inventor believes there to be greater inherent market value and potential in the invention, worthy of the additional cost of adding more rights and protections.
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Full Customized Patent Decision Matrix
A full decision matrix of customizing a patent is available on the full website under “Custom Patents.”
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Fortress PATENTS / IP will ensure the greatest opportunity for inventors to be in control of the degree and type of patent rights and protections while balancing the nature of the invention, intended patent use, and current circumstances.  We invite you to learn more at our full website at www.FortressPATENTS.com or by contacting us in writing or call.
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