We are a new company designing and manufacturing an espresso machine http://decentespresso.com
The coffee field is filled with patents, and we feel a need to file a number of patent applications as a defensive move as we enter this field.
I would like to hire a lawyer to help us file US patent applications. I have electrical engineers, solidworks draftsman and mechanical engineers on staff who can help.
However, I am looking to not overload my staff with too much work filling out the patent application. That is why I would like you to have mechanical engineering skills, so you can understand the invention and help us describe it.
We will start with filing a fairly simple invention of ours. If it goes well, we have several other patent applications in mind.
It would be helpful if you could describe your skill set, any other resources you have access to, and a basic cost and time estimate, once I provide you with the invention description.