Design Patent Drawings
The Design Patent drawings are the drawings created to be used in the patent application to help visualize the patent to the onlooker. In order to get the right illustration of your product, you need drawing engineers who are well versed with the technical and legal field to prepare the right drawings. The USPTO have strict requirements for patent drawings along with how they are to be viewed.
Design Drawings are an integral part of a patent application. Every design patent application must include a drawing or black and white photograph of the disclosed claims. Our engineers use drawing softwares such as AutoCAD, Solid Works, VISIO etc. We also provide drawings in any format required by you and follow the guidelines provided by USPTO, EPO, JP, KR etc. depending on the regions the application the drawings will be a part of is being submitted to.
USPTO provides that the drawings can be of two types. The commonly employed in design patent application drawings are straight-line surface shading and stippling. Individually or in combination, they can effectively represent the character and contour of most surfaces.
Further, the drawings must contain multiple views to completely provide the appearance of the claims and product. The key requirements of a drawing include the below standard views:
Furthermore, drawings must be consistent in their visualization of the views and showcase even the most subtle aspect of the product.
Mistakes To Avoid:
- Failing to include the right views: USPTO requires all 7 views. If you are not including all the views, it is vital that the reason is stated in the description.
- Including photographs instead of drawings: USPTO has strict requirements and it only allows photos in certain cases.