Are there any words or phrases to state that taking factors into consideration at first place?

For example, maybe before I start to write a patent, I take potential rivals, expected costs and profits, target clients into consideration. How do I express this idea?

Thank you very much!

  • All things considered: after carefully thinking about all the facts. – user66974 Jan 28 '15 at 6:12
  • Why do you think the way you said it is not good enough? It seems clear and concise. – Brian Hitchcock Jan 28 '15 at 7:28
  • That is because I need to express this idea in a title, and the way I say it, in my opinion, is too long for a title. Thank you very much for your response. – Superuser Feb 2 '15 at 7:29

Proactive consideration:


(Of a person, policy, or action) creating or controlling a situation by causing something to happen rather than responding to it after it has happened:


Proactive examination:


1 A detailed inspection or investigation:


late Middle English (also in the sense 'testing (one's conscience) by a standard'): via Old French from Latin examinatio(n-), from examinare 'weigh, test' (see examine).

Or as the definition of examination suggests:

Proactive investigation

  • Thank you very much for your response. It is very helpful to me. However, I am not sure about the usage. Can I say that "I wrote this patent proactively" ? or that "I wrote this patent with proactive consideration". For me, who may not be right, the former sounds weird, and the latter sounds reasonable. – Superuser Jan 29 '15 at 5:44
  • Proactive would not describe your writing as effectively as the investigation that supported your writing. Proactive investigation would be one element of careful writing--or thorough, thoughtful, accurate, deliberate, meticulous, precise writing. – ScotM Jan 29 '15 at 16:14
  • Thank you very much about your reply. I recently still focus on this question while I read. I found an interesting word when I read about the suffix pre: preliminary. Can i say it is a preliminary consideration? – Superuser Feb 5 '15 at 6:45

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