Twice in the past two days I received The best compliment a patent agent can receive.™ Here's the best part: It's not from my boss.
The best compliment a patent agent can receive™ is when, in response to a first draft, an inventor compliments the drafter/application and suggests very minor (if any) changes to the application.
What that indicates is that based on the invention disclosure (which almost always does not contain the correct language or form nor the entirety of what the application should contain), the patent agent was able to draft an application that almost perfectly reflects the invention as envisioned by the inventors themselves. It's that last part that truly makes such a compliment The best compliment a patent agent can receive.™
Two in two days! Woot for me! I R TEH BESTEST!