In the big wide world of securing a patent, it’s difficult to know where to start or even understand where you are if you are already deep into the process. Hiring a patent attorney is often considered the path of least resistance, but it doesn’t always ensure smooth sailing. Securing a patent still requires capital, time and, perhaps most importantly, patience. Registered patent attorneys Devin Ricci and Russel Primeaux of Kean Miller lent their expertise to inventors and business owners at a Louisiana Technology Park lunch-and-learn event titled “What to Expect When You’re Expecting a Patent.” The attorneys offered advice and also warned about the complications that can arise during the process. Scroll on the images below for the noteworthy takeaways from the Ricci and Primeaux seminar.