Patent description: When applying for a patent application, you must create a description, and it is imperative that you be very careful and include all pertinent details. Once the patent has been filed, there is no way to add any additional technical subject matter to the description that could alter the scope of the invention. In addition to making sure you have included all relevant information, you need to be sure that the wording, grammar, and spellings are correct.
Several elements need to be included in the description of your patent. These elements are: Patent description
- The technical area the patent falls into
- Any background details, prior art/state-of-the-art
- Any previous application(s) you may have filed which are related
- A clear explanation of the problem that your invention serves as a solution to
- Summary of the invention
- Description to the extent of satisfying the enablement requirement of your invention
- Examples of how your invention can be used
- The best mode of your invention
- Any drawings and blueprints
- Other documents like deposit details, bio-sequences
- A technical abstract
One thing you need to pay close attention when creating a patent description is the various ways in which your invention can be used. Not only will you need to include a description of how you intend for it to be worked but also any other alternative ways it can be employed to prevent others from circumventing infringement by making insubstantial changes to your invention.
If you leave out even the tiniest of detail, your patent application may have to face opposition by the patent office during the prosecution stage or even later after it is granted, it may end up challenging for its validity on the grounds of non-enablement. This is why it is so important to make sure you are as descriptive as possible in your description. A patent description aims to make sure the POSITA has enough information to create what you have invented if the patent expires or as the need to is under the directives of the Government.
Even if your invention does not involve a product, you still need to have blueprints created that give a visual appearance of how your service will work. This blueprint should cover all aspects of the invention, including the various alternative ways it can be used.
You, of course, want your patent to be granted in the first go around. Because you are not a professional patent developer, you will benefit from obtaining professional help. A patent attorney can serve as a very helpful hand during the patent description development process. Besides, he/she can also help to ensure the description is formatted correctly as per the statutory guidelines.