I prefer to communicate by email much more than telephone and in person consultations. I am looking to hire a patent agent/attorney for a provisional patent application. I am vague on my first email but usually by the second, I am either asked or insist on sending a detailed description for further evaluation. Is every email I send considered privileged? Laws are usually behind on technology and lawyers (definitely IP/Contract lawyers) can write a mean disclaimer, so I want to make sure I am covered. Since I have also inquired information from patent agents, are they also held to the same standards as attorneys when it comes to privilege?