It does not matter if you are working with a patent attorney or going through the process by yourself. Patent drawings are an essential part of the process that many people neglect. We do not want you to become one of those people, so here are some things we want you to consider.
As you already know, there are rules that need to be followed. The USPTO may not be as strict about their standards of accepting applications, but people still receive rejections.
There are many people who seek help from someone after their submitted illustrations have been rejected. The drawings typically are not revised or fixed; they are typically created all over again. So, what can you do to avoid this? You can make sure you do this right the first time by finding a good patent illustrator.
When you find a good patent illustrator, you have found someone who is worth every penny that you will pay. A good patent illustrator will know how to use the latest patent drawing tools, equipment, and software. A good patent illustrator will also have the latest information on the USPTO standards and regulations, so you will not have to worry about the guidelines because the illustrator is already informed.
You may think that you can take the easier way out and get anyone to draw the picture, but these illustrations can be the difference in an acceptance and a rejection. If you find a good illustrator to do the job for you, then that amount of money will seem small compared to the money you can make after your invention becomes popular.
It is your decision to make, but if you need additional advice or information, do not hesitate to contact us.