Let us conceptualize the patent illustration service
The art of reproducing a real-time object or a functional model of a depiction into a 2-dimensional platform for a better understanding of the common man is defined as an illustration. This term itself depicts that we do try to reproduce the image of an object in the simplest way so that a layman can understand it. That is why here lies the importance of what does the patent illustration service actually perform.
Why it is inevitable to have patent illustration?
Patent illustration include patent drawings, patent figures, and patent images in an application so that the patent application looks more authentic. It has been correctly said by someone that even the simplest picture is equivalent to a thousand words, that is a picture can say a thousand words at a moment.
What does the patent law actually demand?
The patent law actually demands that the patent application should be equipped with at least one drawing if at any point within the application and that drawing is capable enough to be understood.
A well-defined figure acts as an added advantage for an applicant and makes it more admissible for the examiner as well as for the common person so that he can understand and approve the idea as the phrase really suggests.
What boost a good patent illustration can give to the patent application?
A marvelous patent illustration makes it easy for the patent drafting and hence accelerates the entire process, along with the execution of the application as well. What we are trying to conclude is that the illustration of an application is equally efficacious as that of the drafting of the application and that too also requires the same amount of proficiency, skill and conscientiousness that a draft demands from the application.
Are there some criteria that are to be kept in mind while going ahead with the patent illustration?
Yes, there are some of the criteria that have to be meted out, such as patent illustration should be in the form of line drawings in black and white as against in the form of color, etc. The Indian patent and design offices have set up some rules regarding what should be the paper size, margins, and durability of the patent.
If something is not in the drawing? it is not in the patent?
Yes, it is true if we do talk from the perspective of chemical compounds or composition. It has been rightly observed that all the fields of inventions can be jammed in some figures, which means the examiner will end up asking the applicant to present a diagram so that it would enable them to reach up with a crystal clear projection of the invention. Moreover, the patent document is written in a specific format, and therefore the understanding of the patent is possible in the summary and that is why the detailed understanding is being facilitated by the drawings or illustrations.
For instance, if we talk about it from the mechanical invention point of view, patent illustration are of the utmost importance as these show the different parts and points of attachment for each of them. And also, if we are wishing for the illustrations so as to fall within the domain of the regulation and for complex illustrations, we can take the assistance of AUTOCAD as well. We at digital Suntech, have professionals who are also having experience with AUTOCAD so that they can work on such illustrations. Also, our professionals are well conversant with other tools that are being required for such illustration that does include Corel Draw and MS Visio. Moreover, we can come to a conclusion that it is not sufficient to have only had a mere understanding of the tool, rather we should have a thorough understanding of the product and what actually it is, along with experience in technical domains, which helps us to reach the final illustrations.
A lot of people are able to understand the inventions just by giving a look at our drawings alone. Some people are oriented more towards the pictures rather than the words. That is they are able to get the patent illustration better than the words. This is the time when a patent illustrator comes into the picture. A patent illustrator is someone who is experienced and has a sound knowledge of visually representing the structures, machinery, and biological elements like the change in the DNA STRAND.
We also do take care of some of the important elements such as novelty and inventive steps that can add up to our drawings. A patent drawing should be someone that has the ability to convey each element of the invention as that mentioned in the description.
Who is a competent patent illustrator?
A competent patent illustrator is one who always gives advice and follows the territorial guidelines that are provided by their patent offices. Our team does work closely with the inventors or clients and it also allows for multiple iterations till than final illustration matches the satisfaction of the inventor and that too is in accordance with the invention as well as are in compliance with the specific jurisdiction for which that is filed.