When looking at patent drawings, they are no less than the pillar of the business. It is through a patent that concerned parties including the government, investors and consumers will identify your firm.
According to Inventors, “These drawings are there to offer understanding of how the invention works and to point out what is novel or new about an invention.” I could not agree more. The one thing that you have to be familiar with, are the ever-changing rules on patents. This way, you will be able to abide to them and ensure a successful application and registration of your patent.
To come up with good patent drawings without the aid of illustration software, you must be sure to use quality paper for the drawings. Ensure that the sheet of paper you draw on can be electronically reproduced and has a thickness greater than average printing paper. This is to mean that there should be no under linings, creases or folds on it. With these considerations contemplated over, you will be able to have your drawings easily illustrated. In the event that your invention cannot be described on a drawing, you can depict it using a photo.
Ensure that the drawings are in black and white. The lines should be dense and well-defined. They have to be clear. For cross-sections, use fine lines and be keen that these do not make the reference characters obscure. This clarity helps in reproduction and more importantly in the comprehensiveness of your invention. Having said this, there are rare instances when applying color is the only way to disclose subjects.
With most people being picture rather than word-oriented, you have to ensure that every view is clear. See to it that every drawing is not on the outline of another. In the event that you need a wider space to draw on, you can complete the drawings on a separate sheet of paper. However, be careful not to forget the top, bottom and side margins spacing per the USPTO or PCT standards.
With the exception of graphical representations that would require writings to be vertical, any other writings on the drawings have to be horizontal; reading from left to right. The letters ought to be durable and uniformly thick. They have to be written such that they have a satisfactory reproduction characteristic.
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