Application Writing

Patent Application Writing

Patent Step 3: Application Writing

Patent Step 3: Patent Application Writing: The third step to patenting a utility invention is patent application writing. Application writing is the research and writing of the specification, claims, and drawings to apply for a patent. The written description must provide a complete explanation of how to make and use the invention as claimed. Given these points, close attention to content and proper form is essential. The initial submittal must be complete. You cannot add any new matter later unless you file a new or continuation in part application. We recommend you get help with your patent application from a patent agent or patent attorney. Complete research and good writing before filing makes all the difference, and it can really save time and money during patent prosecution.



Patent Application Writing Details

Patent Application Writing Details

In addition to the forms required, the basic parts of a patent application are the specification and drawings. The specification includes the written description, claims, and the abstract. Carson Patents will fill out all the forms as well as writing the specification. We will also arrange for any needed drawings or flowcharts. Moreover, we offer confidential patent application help. Contact us to start the steps to patent your invention or idea in a utility patent.

Important TIP: Proper searching before patent writing is essential to proper patent specification writing. Specifically, searching guides good claim writing by finding existing similar claims. As a result, well written claims improve the protection the patent provides.

Important TIP: Proper searching before patent writing is essential to proper patent specification writing. Specifically, searching guides good claim writing by finding existing similar claims. As a result, well written claims improve the protection the patent provides.

Utility Patent Application Writing

Utility Patent Application Writing

Patenting step three is writing. The third step to patenting is patent application writing, thus writing a patent. Writing the application includes filling out all the right forms. Application writing, however, is mostly focused on two coordinated parts. Firstly, writing a patent specification and claims. Secondly, creating any drawings needed to apply for a patent.

When writing a patent, the written description must provide a complete explanation of how to make and use the invention as claimed. In addition, close attention to content and proper form is essential. Above all, the initial submittal must be complete. You cannot add any new matter later unless you file a new or continuation in part application.

Generally, patent drawings are line drawings that show the elements of the device or apparatus of the invention and/or how to use it. A patent is about its claims, but often drawings are needed to show clearly what is discussed in the description. Above all, the drawings include any figures needed to clearly convey how to make and use the invention.

What Is In The Written Description?

What is in the Written Description?

The written description (specification) of a patent includes all necessary details to fully describe how to make and use the invention. The patent application specification submitted must include a complete written description. Specifically, the written description must include the manner and process of making and using the invention. A specification is required and must be in such full, clear, concise, and exact terms as to enable a person skilled in the art to make and use the invention. Carson Patents writes the specification as part of our patent application writing patenting service. Start the steps to patent your invention or idea in a utility patent.

Writing The Specification Of A Utility Patent Application

Writing the Specification of a utility patent application

When writing a patent, a complete and proper specification for a utility application includes these eight elements: firstly, the title; secondly, the technical field of the invention; thirdly, the background of what is available today; fourthly, a brief summary of the invention; fifthly a brief description of the drawings; sixthly a written detailed description; seventhly the claims; and eighthly an abstract.

Title of the Invention

The title is 500 characters or less. A good title is descriptive of the invention and its utility in a few words. Also, a patent title can be a product name or title. However, that should not be the focus for a title. Above all, a good title describes the invention.

Technical Field of the Invention

The technical field of the invention is a statement of the areas of art that the invention is related to. For instance, in an application for a hammer, the technical field section will discuss how the invention relates to tools used for building structures and setting nails. There are statements of general relationships to technical areas. In addition, there are statements of specific relationships to specific technical areas.

Background of the Invention

The background of the invention is a discussion of what is available today that is related to the new invention. It is a discussion of the prior art and what is lacking therein. In other words, the background includes a discussion of the prior art and what the prior art does and does not do.

Brief Summary of the Invention

The brief summary of the invention is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. To clarify, this summary is a brief discussion of the invention and what is claimed.

Brief Description of the Drawings

For patenting step three application writing, the brief description of the drawings is a brief discussion of the diagrams, figures, and flowcharts submitted as part of the application. These diagrams, figures, and flowcharts are used in the detailed description to describe how to make and use the invention.

Detailed Description

The detailed description of a utility patent application includes all necessary details to fully describe how to make and use the invention. The patent application specification submitted must include a detailed description. Also, the detailed description must include the manner and process of making and using the invention. The detailed description must be in such full, clear, concise, and exact terms as to enable any person skilled in the art to make and use the invention. 

Abstract

The abstract is in the form of a single paragraph of 150 words or less, under the heading “Abstract of the Disclosure.” It includes the description of the invention and what is new in the art to which the invention belongs. There are formatting requirements for the abstract. For instance, it must be on a separate page, preferably following the claims. 

Claims

When writing a patent, the focus is on the claims. A patent is about its claims. Patent Claims define the scope of patent protection. The claims define the subject matter of patent protection sought. Claims determine what is patented. Claims must be properly written and the specification must provide support for all claims.

What Are Patent Claims?

What are Patent Claims?

Patent application writing includes patent claim writing. The claims in a patent define the subject matter of the patent. For example, “An apparatus comprised of these things enabling this use.” The claims of a patent application define the patent protection sought. If allowed and issued, the language of the claims determines what is patented. In addition, patented claims define the scope of protection. Patent claim writing must be proper and must be supported by the written descriptions in the specification.

Carson Patents includes patent claim writing in our patent application writing patent service. Also, we offer amendment and claim revision patent application prosecution if needed. Contact us to start the steps to patent for your invention or idea. Confidential patent claims writing help is available.

What Is In The Abstract?

What is in the Abstract?

Patent application writing include the abstract. The abstract is in the form of a single paragraph of 150 words or less, under the heading “Abstract of the Disclosure.” It includes a description of the invention and what is new in the art to which the invention belongs. The abstract must be on a separate page, preferably following the claims. Carson Patents writes the abstract as part of our patent writing service. We can also write and edit abstracts as needed to respond to office actions during patent prosecution. Contact us to start the steps to patent your invention or idea in a utility patent application.

In addition to the forms required, the basic parts of a patent application are a written specification and drawings. The patent specification will include many references to the drawings for clarity. The drawings include any figures needed to clearly convey how to make and use the invention.

Drawing The Figures For A Patent Application

Drawing the Figures for a patent application

When writing a patent, a complete and proper utility application very often requires drawings or figures for clarity. Patent drawings show relationships between elements, parts, processes, and pieces of the invention. Also, patent figures show how to use an invention. There are two basic groups of figure types: firstly, patent drawings, and secondly, patent flowcharts. In addition, there are formatting submittal requirements for all patent drawings.

Patent Drawings

Patent figures are the drawings, diagrams, charts, figures, and photos necessary for a patent application. Applications require drawings only if the invention “admits of illustration.” Both U.S. and International applications typically require good, properly formatted drawings. This is because most of the time, the written description admits of (needs) illustration for clarity. Above all, the patent figures support the claims and written sections of a patent application.

Patent Flowcharts

Patent flowcharts are a particular type of patent drawing. Flowcharts show process flow or procedure steps. They are useful in many types of patent applications. Providing a flowchart can be a great way to show a complex or involved process or procedure. For instance, flowcharts are useful in software patenting

Submittal Requirements

When writing a patent, the figures and flowcharts require proper labeling and numbering for clarity of reference and completeness of disclosure. Moreover, these documents must be compliant with the submittal requirements of the patent office. Only use color drawings and photos if required.

Carson Patents will fill out all the forms and write the specification. When we are writing a patent, we will include any needed drawings or flowcharts. We offer confidential patent application help. Contact us to start patenting step three, or any of the 5 steps to patent your invention or idea in a patent application. Check out our page about patent costs

Drawing The Figures For A Patent Application

What are Patent Drawings?

These are the drawings, diagrams, and charts necessary for a patent application. Patent applications require drawings only if the invention “admits of illustration.” Both U.S. and International applications typically require good, properly formatted drawings. This is because most of the time, the written description admits of (needs) illustration for clarity. A patent is about its claims, but often drawings are needed to show clearly what it is in the description. If the inventor does not have properly formatted and submittal ready drawings, Carson Patents will provide any drawings needed as part of our application writing patenting service. Get help with your invention, start the steps to patent your idea in a utility patent application.

What Are Patent Flowcharts?

What are Patent Flowcharts?

These are a particular type of patent drawing. Flowcharts are frequently used to show a process flow, or procedure steps. They are useful in many types of patent applications. Providing a flowchart can be a great way to show a complex or involved process or procedure. Flowcharts are recommended and frequently useful in software patenting. Carson Patents will develop properly formatted and labeled flowcharts if needed as part of our patent application writing patenting service. Start the steps to patent your invention or idea in a utility patent application.

Design Patent Application Writing

Design Patent Application Writing

Design patent writing. The writing of a specification for design patent writing consists three things.

First, one claim (for the ornamental design).

Second, a brief description of the drawings.

And, third a description of the nature and intended use. 

Some notes about patent drawings

During patent application writing, often some figures are need. Design patent applications should typically include the usual six orthogonal views (top, bottom, left, right, front, and back). Additionally, frequently, a seventh view of the design in perspective view is usual. Drawings and flowcharts require proper labeling and numbering for clarity of reference and completeness of disclosure in the description of the application’s specification. Drawings not prepared with patent application filing in mind may need to be edited to include proper referencing and labeling prior to filing. Moreover, these documents must be compliant with the submittal requirements of the patent office. Carson Patents provides drawings and flowcharts as part of our patent application writing patenting service. Start the 5 steps to patent your invention or idea in a utility patent application.

Plant Patent Application Writing

Plant Patent Application Writing

The elements of a plant patent application are the following:

  • (1) Plant application transmittal form
  • (2) Fee transmittal form
  • (3) Application data sheet (see § 1.76)
  • (4) Specification
  • (5) Drawings (in duplicate)
  • (6) The inventor’s oath or declaration (§ 1.162)

Important TIP: Once an application is submitted, you cannot add any “new matter” to it. You must file a new application or a continuation in part (CIP) if you need to add any drawings or description to support your claims after your initial filing.

Patent Help Available

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Patent help for writing patent applications, starting at – $1599.

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Important TIP: When looking for expert patenting services help only a patent attorney or patent agent can prosecute patents for you.