Posts in Patent Drawings


Patent Drawings: An Economical Way to Expand Disclosure

U.S. patent law requires a patent applicant to furnish at least one patent drawing (sometimes referred to as a patent illustration) of the invention whenever the …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 2

How to Describe an Invention in a Patent Application

"In order to satisfy this requirement you need to specifically and objectively define and describe how to make and use your invention. The enablement requires says that …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 8

Patent Drawings 101: The Way to Better Patent Applications

To properly accomplish the goal of having the best disclosure possible you should also not think in terms of a single patent drawing or illustration, but rather …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 0

Utility Patent Applications – Content and Substance

In order to obtain a utility patent one must file what is referred to as a non-provisional application or a non-provisional utility application. It is called “non-provisional” …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 1

Patent Drafting: Top 5 Critical Things to Remember

Many times inventors fail to adequately describe their inventions because the invention is obvious to them, and they think it will be equally obvious to others. The …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 25

Patent Drafting: Not as Easy as You Think

If you are considering moving forward on your own the first question you should ask is whether you should even be pursuing an invention. The cost of …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 38

Completely Describe Your Invention in a Patent Application

Simply said, a patent application is only as good as what is included within the application, and general or vague descriptions do nothing more than guarantee that …
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 1

How to Find Valuable Invention Services

Several years ago I was speaking to an inventor group about carefully selecting who they work with so they work only with reputable companies. At the time …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 2

Turn Your Idea into an Invention with a Good Description

In reality, it is probably better to think of the description requirement as the core to patentability. If you can describe your idea with enough specificity you …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 15

Applying for a Patent in the U.S.

A patent is a proprietary right granted by the United States federal government to an inventor who files a patent application with the United States Patent Office. …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 10

Does the term “Invention” in the Specification Limit the Claims?

There are some that will tell you that the use of the term "invention" or "present invention" in the specification will limit the claims. This misguided belief …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 20

Working with Patent Illustrations to Create a Complete Disclosure

What you are looking at here is something that is similar to a Big Mac because it has two beef patties, which are identified by reference numeral 10. …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 11

Patent Drawings: An Economical Way to Expand Disclosure

While formally compliant drawings are not technically always required at the time of filing, there are significant benefits to submitting professional patent illustrations at the time of …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 1

Invention Services: Finding Valuable Services & Avoiding Scams

But surely inventors, who are very smart people, could resist the advances of the unscrupulous, right? While that is what you might expect, my experience tells me …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 21

Turning Your Idea into an Invention

One thing that many individuals and professional inventors employed by corporations (i.e., "kept inventors") have in common is that they frequently do not perceive what they …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 3