Posts Tagged: patent illustrations


Provisional Applications: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Provisional applications can be a very useful tool, but only when they are done right. When provisional patent applications are done poorly you not only obtain no …
By Gene Quinn
9 months ago 6

Requisites of a Patent Application: Claims and drawings technically not required on filing date

For as long as I can remember, in order for a nonprovisional utility patent application to be awarded the all important filing date you had to file …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 10

5 things inventors and startups need to know about patents

One big problem independent inventors face when they choose to represent themselves is with respect to the very real problem of admissions. Truthfully, those who are representing …
By Gene Quinn
2 years ago 14

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
2 years ago 2

Patent Drawings and Invention Illustrations, What do you Need?

If you are going to file a patent application you must have drawings to include in the application, but patent drawings are not the only type of "…
By Gene Quinn
3 years ago 2

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
6 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
6 years ago 11

5 Things to Know About Patent Law Firm Management

Are you a patent attorney or patent agent setting up your own firm? Are you presently at a firm but considering splitting off and going it on …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 2

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
7 years ago 1

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
7 years ago 3

Patent Illustrations and Invention Drawings, What do you Need?

Over the years I have worked with many inventors as they seek to move forward with their inventions. As a patent attorney it is no great surprise …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 6

The Art of the Patent, Raising Money on Kickstarter

Kickstarter is becoming more popular given the press it has received from the New York Times, CNN and NPR, but are they successful at raising money for …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 3

Good, Bad & Ugly: Truth About Provisional Patent Applications

There is a terrible injustice done by those non-attorney and/or non-agent services, and it amazes me that individuals are so ready to believe inventors and scientists …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 23

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