Illustrations/drawings for a utility patent application play a very important part. Patent drawings are a quick and easy way to understand what one should expect from the invention rather than having to spend time reading out the whole utility patent or application. It is logical to say that without the drawings the text in the application cannot be placed into context and the complete meaning of the invention would be hard to understand. Therefore, the importance of the illustrations/drawings cannot be understated, they are imperative to comprehend the utility patent.
When you start the process of making the utility patent drawings, one needs to have foresightedness as to what are they aiming to claim. Let’s look at the steps that should be considered when developing illustrations for a utility patent.
By Point of Novelty we mean a point at which the invention stands out from the existing technology. This point shows how different your invention is in terms of functionality compared to the technology that already exists. This also shows the additional benefits that the invention can bring in. The illustrations in the utility patent need to clarify, how it is made and how it will be used. Capturing the point of novelty through illustration can be hard but it is part of the goal of the illustrations.
The illustrations of the utility patent application should be able to narrate a story which would make the portrayal of the point of novelty effective. The story can involve a sequence of events. Let us say for example the invention deals with how a clicker of a mechanical pencil works to push the lead through the tip, then in that case the illustrations will show two views, first one being a cross-sectional view of the mechanical clicker when the user presses the clicker and the second view when the clicker is not pressed. If there are a series of steps involved in an invention then the drawings would show the different steps pictorially or in the form of flow charts.
In a utility patent application, everything needs to be on point and proper with the invention illustrations showing exactly what is being claimed. When getting yourself a utility patent it becomes essential to take proper guidance to avoid any kind of errors which could lead to refusal of your patent.
You could use the help of a patent illustrator if you are someone who wants everything perfect to the T. You could consider Digital Suntech if you want hassle-free progress in your utility patent application. They will consider each and every aspect of your invention and illustrate it following all rules and regulations created by the respective patent offices. Get your perfect utility patent illustrations done from Digital Suntech today !!