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The Risk of Filing Informal Drawings

It is said that nothing travels faster than light, but this is untrue; the speed of business is slightly faster than the speed of light. In the light-speed rush to bring a new product to the market, inventors often wish to file what are called “informal” drawings as part of their patent application, i.e. drawings that may be hand sketches, or low quality images of, say, micrographs if the patent relates to life sciences. “Informals” are drawings which communicate important elements of the...
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Why Realistic Shading will Reduce USPTO Rejections

Design patents are granted on the premise that the drawings that depict the matter’s innovations are accurate, true to life representations of the physical form of the object. Representing the true isometric silhouette, intricate details, hidden areas of the form, and figure-to-figure consistency are the basics to building design patent.
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Descriptive Geometry in Patent Illustration

In the best practices of both utility patent illustration and design patent illustration, there's an approach which is often very useful, but which is also often overlooked. When an inventor provides only the vaguest indication of a complex shape needed for a patent drawing, it falls to the illustrator to step up and "flesh out" the concept for the inventor and the IP professional.
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