Patents are written in a foreign language with imprecise borders and often the only place to get certainty on those borders is in a courtroom. –Jon Ellenthal
Patents rarely matter, but when they matter, they matter a lot. –Jackie Hutter
Figuring out the alternatives and what the fullest extent of what can be protected takes time; describing all the alternatives and what you are entitled to receive takes even more time. Time is not something bargain basement service providers offer.