Patent drawings: What you need to know

What is the purpose of utility patent drawings? We all (should) know that the figures, i.e., patent drawings, do not define the claimed invention in a utility patent. The claims do. So what is the purpose of drawings in a utility patent? Drawings are an important component of the overall disclosure in a patent. Features […]

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How to read a utility patent

How to read a utility patent Utility patents can be confusing to understand. You have the claims which read like a foreign language, and the description which typically discloses details that are more specific than the patent owner would prefer. How do we make sense of these various parts of a utility patent? Let me […]

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