Posts Tagged: completely describing an invention


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
5 years ago 2

The Key to Drafting an Excellent Patent – Alternatives

The trick to drafting an excellent patent application is to describe anything that will work, no matter how crude, no matter how defective. You want to capture …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 6

A beginner’s guide to patents and the patent process

Whether you are an independent inventor, an fledgling entrepreneur or a seasoned inventor who is going out on your own for the first time, the best thing …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 0

Patent Drafting: Identifying the Patentable Feature

Without a patent search you will invariably describe all aspects of the invention with equal importance, although we know from experience that there will always be certain …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 4

Patent Drafting: Thinking outside the box leads to the best patent

It is absolutely essential to think outside the box when describing your invention in any patent application. Stop and think about different ways that your invention can …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 12

The Importance of Keeping an Expansive View of the Invention

You want to capture everything you possibly can in a patent application. That means generally describing the invention, it also means specifically describing the invention and all …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 3

Patent Application Drafting: Ambiguity and Assumptions are the Enemy

Explaining the function of the invention is helpful, but only explaining something in terms of function leaves many questions unanswered because it is not terribly descriptive. For …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 0

Patent Drafting: Appropriately Disclosing Your Invention

It is also vitally critical for inventors to understand that the strength and breadth of your disclosure will be determined not only by the general descriptions, but …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 3

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
6 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
6 years ago 0

Understanding Patent Claims

In order to obtain exclusive rights on an invention the law requires that the patent applicant particularly point out and distinctly claim the subject matter which the …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 48

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
6 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
6 years ago 1

Software Patent Basics: What Level of Description is Required?

The key to any software patent application is to describe the invention with enough technical detail, system specifics and process information so that a computer programmer could …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 7

Drafting Patent Applications: Writing Method Claims

Method or process claims are relatively easy to write once you know what the core invention is and what is necessary to be included in the claim …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 12