Patent Application Writing

Patent Application Writing Services

Step 2: Write

For design and utility patents, the second step to patenting is patent application writing. Patent 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. 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. Complete research and good writing before filing makes all the difference, and it can really save time and money during patent application prosecution. Back to Steps | Utility Patents.

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, and write the specification. We will also arrange for any needed drawings or flowcharts. We offer confidential patent application help. Contact us to start the steps to patenting your invention or idea in a utility patent application. Back to Steps | Utility Patents.

Important TIP: Proper searching before patent writing is essential to proper patent specification writing. Searching guides good claim writing by finding existing similar claims. Well written claims improve the protection the patent provides.

Writing the Specification of a patent application

The specification includes the written description, claims, and abstract.

What is in the Written Description?

The written description of a patent application includes all necessary details to fully describe how to make and use the invention. The patent application specification submitted must include a written description. And, the written description must include the manner and process of making and using it. It is required, and 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. Carson Patents writes the description as part of our patent application writing patenting service. Start the steps to patenting your invention or idea in a utility patent application, contact us.

What are Patent Claims?

Patent Claims define the scope of patent protection. The claims define the subject matter of patent protection sought. The language of the claims determines what is patented. Claims must be properly written and supported by the specification. Carson Patents includes claim writing in our patent application writing patent service. Also, we offer amendment and claim revision patent application prosecution patenting services if needed. Contact us to start the steps to patent for your invention or idea. Confidential patent application claims writing help is available.

What is in 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 the description of the invention and what is new in the art to which the invention belongs. Further, it must be on a separate page, preferably following the claims. Carson Patents writes the abstract as part of our patent application writing patent service. Start the steps to patenting your invention or idea in a utility patent application, contact us.

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.

What is New Matter in a patent application?

New Matter is content not found in either the written description or drawings, involving a departure from or an addition to the original disclosure. It cannot be added to the application even if supported by a supplemental oath or declaration. New Matter can only be shown or claimed in a separate application. Frequently Asked Questions at Carson Patents Patenting Services Firm.

Creating the Drawings and Flowcharts (if needed) of 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 US 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. Start the steps to patenting your invention or idea in a utility patent application, contact us.

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 patent service. Start the steps to patenting your invention or idea in a utility patent application, contact us.

Some notes about patent drawings and flowcharts.

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 and flowcharts 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 patent service. Start the steps to patenting your invention or idea in a utility patent application, contact us.

We write all types and kinds of patents and claims.

Important TIP: When looking for patent application claim services help – only a Patent Attorney or Patent Agent can prosecute patents. Contact Carson Patents for your USPTO Registered Patent Practitioner help.

Confidentiality. Disclosures to patent practitioners are covered by client controlled privilege. Read more.