Patent Application Writing

Patent Application Writing - Carson Patents®
Patent Application Writing - Carson Patents®

Patent Application Writing Services

Step 2: Write

Patenting Step 2: Application Writing.

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. 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.

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 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. 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. A complete and proper specification for an utility application includes a complete written description in eight sections. [1] Title. [2] Technical Field of the Invention. [3] Background. [4] Brief Summary. [5] Brief Description of the Drawings (if included). [6] Detailed Description. [7] Abstract of the Invention. And, [8] Claims. Read more about the sections of a patent specification in our article Patent Step 2: Writing.

What is in the Written Description?

The written description describes how to make and use the invention

The written description 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.

What are Patent Claims?

Claims define the subject matter of the patent

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. 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?

The abstract is 150 words, or less

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.

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 Writing FAQ

What is “New Matter” in a patent application?

New Matter is content not found in the written description or drawings

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 even if supported by a supplemental oath or declaration. New Matter can only be shown or claimed in a separate application.

Drawing the Figures of a Patent Application

What are Patent Drawings?

Patent drawings illustrate the invention

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. Get help with your invention, start the steps to patent your idea in a utility patent application.

What are Patent Flowcharts?

Patent flowcharts illustrate the invention

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.

Some notes about patent drawings and flowcharts.

During patent application writing, often some figures are need. 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 patenting service. Start the steps to patent your invention or idea in a utility patent application.

Types and Kinds of Patent Protection

  • Utility, Design, & Plant Patents. US & International (PCT & Hague) Applications. 
  • Provisional Patent Applications (PPA) Patent Pending Applications.
  • Provisional to Non-Provisional Conversions & Applications.
  • Confidential Patent Help is Available.
  • Continuation, Continuation in Part, Divisional, & Substitute Applications.
Patent Application Writing Services at Carson Patents®.
  • Get help with patent application writing services, starting at $1,799.
  • Get help with patent claim writing services, starting at $799.
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Important TIP: When looking for patent application writing services help – only a patent attorney or patent agent can prosecute patents for you.