I am trying to patent a catalytic process (and probably the catalyst too), which I may also publish later as a research paper. However, I currently only have the reaction results - which might prove the superiority of the catalytic process. . However, the characterization results of the catalyst are still pending.
My question is, do I need to submit the characterization data of the catalyst too during the patent application or patent examination process? Also, what type of datasets are required to prove the validity of a patent claim. If I am claiming that my catalytic process can lead to production of a specific product-do I need to submit appropriate datasets (e.g. GCMS or NMR etc) ?
I have very little idea about patent application and examination process, thus don't know how patent applications are evaluated.