Better Utility Drawings for Better Utility Patents
A utility patent is a type of patent designed to protect the structural or functional aspects of an invention. A utility drawing helps define a complex invention and, as such, plays a key role in the patent application process.
As a general rule, the more complex and hard to define the invention, the more important it is that the drawings be simple, clear, and accurate.
Why Legal Advantage LLC
At Legal Advantage LLC, our patent illustrators and draftspersons have a keen understanding of product design and development. This, along with their patent expertise and careful attention to detail, allows them to produce high-quality utility patent drawings as well as provide suggestions for improving how your invention is presented.
We also use the latest CAD technologies and follow a thorough 72-point checklist to ensure quality product delivery. Last but not least, our commitment to client confidentiality and the strictest security measures means that your ideas—and all the valuable information surrounding them—stay protected.
Legal Advantage LLC offers topnotch utility drawing services delivered at record turnarounds. Call (301) 637-6180 today to discuss your requirements with us in detail. You can also send us your inquiries or request a free estimate through our contact form.
Why Use a Patent Illustrator/Draftsperson
In the rush to file a patent, some inventors make the mistake of filing “informal” drawings as part of their application, that is, drawings that do not comply with USPTO utility patent requirements. Examples include hand sketches and low-quality photographs or micrographs. While informals can communicate important elements of the invention and are of great use to a patent illustrator or draftsperson, they will not help a patent pass examination.
Because they help define a utility patent’s claims, there are strict requirements on views, proportions, sequencing, lines, numbers, letters, and other elements of utility drawings. These requirements are easy to overlook by a layman, even by one generally conversant in patent technicalities. The safest option, therefore, is to hire a professional who specializes in patent drawings and who understands the different demands of patent offices.
We combine legal and technical expertise with an eye for aesthetics and a careful attention to detail.