When a patent is filed along with the illustrations, it needs to fulfil certain requirements. An illustration is essential in almost all kinds of patent applications. A clear and accurate illustration is advantageous to convince the patent officials and to speed up the whole process. The illustrations don’t have to be very good looking, what is important is that it should be able to demonstrate and describe the invention with great precision. Clear-cut and well-defined illustrations help the applicant in making convincing points along with litigating with the infringers.
A patent illustration is basically replicating an invention in a two-dimensional diagram so that the invention is better understood by a common man. A Good quality patent illustration is really crucial for the correct disclosure of an invention. There are some requirements which need to be taken care of while creating a patent illustration.
Let us look at all the requirements below:-
Utility Patents follow a strict requirement guideline. Depending on the invention, one can use waveforms, tables, symbols and also mathematical formulae. There is a special provision of including specific views to illustrate a problem that is solved by that particular invention. Prior Art can also be used by the applicant to showcase the differences between the new and older invention. If an invention is complex, it becomes even more important to give an illustration along with the patent application as it helps further to define an invention more accurately.
Design patent illustrations are different from utility patent in a way that the design patent relies fully on the drawings. In case of a design patent, the illustration disclosure is considered the most important element of the application. Most patent offices require that the shading of all surfaces be done appropriately.
Waveforms, tables, formulas of mathematics all have specific requirements in a patent application. For eg,
These are only a few requirements listed above. Digital Suntech can help you file a patent with precise, clear and prompt illustration services. We provide our expert services to inventors and IP professionals in various fields such as mechanical, electrical, biotech, medical, chemistry etc. sectors. Our illustrations comply with all the respective regulations of the various Patent Offices around the world.