Very well depicted drawings are indeed worth a thousand words.
This is correct because if you adventitiously leave something out
of the written declaration, a drawing you submit may save you in
the long run, provided it is detailed enough to convey subtle
information about your invention. Because the detail feature of the
patent drawing is what saves you, having a
skilled patent illustrator is quite wise. Without question, the
best way to draw out the scope of any application is to file the
application with multiple, comprehensive and professional drawings.
The advantage received from the accomplished patent illustration is
well worth the investment.
Some inventors draft their patent drawings themselves, which
results in rejections at the prosecution stage, and hence money and
time wastage due to omission of specific drawing requirements as
per USPTO guidelines. Always keep in mind: Good drawings make
better patent and to draft a better patent you need to hire a GOOD
What Qualities makes a good patent illustrator?
As already said, not all inventors are good illustrators, which
is why most inventors hire patent illustrators who have got vast
experience in drafting patent drawings. An illustrator must then
have a great sense of imagination so that he can properly visualize
the product to be drawn, and draft various views needed to describe
the invention in a proper manner.
The illustrator should know how to meld art and mechanics and
create very meticulous work and create patent drawings using for
example, AutoCAD, CorelDRAW, Visio, SolidWorks, etc. that meet the
standards and specifications of the patent office. Patent
illustrator must be able to accurately depict expected designs and
product characteristics by producing a variety of detailed
drawings, assembly drawings and artwork.
More importantly, there are certain characteristics that a good
patent illustrator should have. Some of these are described
A patent illustrator must work closely with the inventor to
ensure that the patent drawings and patent illustrations perfectly
capture the invention. Apart from these, the most important thing
is that, a patent illustrator should be aware of and be able to use
the current art software's for better illustration of patent
drawings and should be able to provide patent drawings in
various/required formats on time.
He should be able to meet deadlines without compromising on the
quality of work. A proficient patent illustrator knows how to proof
read and check his work for any errors ensuring the quality of
The required formats for patent drawings or patent
illustrations differ from country to country. A patent illustrator
should be well-versed with the patent office requirements of
various jurisdictions and with the common examiner rejections.
Experienced Illustrators put all his knowledge in the drawings to
make it an excellent patent drawing.
Experienced patent Illustrator knows the required number of
drawings and is able to illustrate the same including complicated
views to claim a design and to constitute a complete set of patent
Keeping an invention secret is a sign of a good Illustrator as
ensuring confidentiality is of the utmost importance.
What is the Solution?
We at Effectual Services have a team of experienced Patent
Illustrators who provide patent drawings for both utility and
design patents in a wide range of technology domains including-
Mechanical, , Biochemical, Biotechnological, Medical/Surgical
device drawings, Electrical, Electronics, Computer Science and
Information technology etc. as per USPTO, PCT, EPO, CIPO, JPO, CPO,
India and various other patent office requirements by following
step-by-step Jurisdictions guidelines to avoid office action on
drawings in future.
The Effectual Services Illustration team helps in drafting
complicated views such as Perspective, front, rear, right and left
sides, top, bottom, sectional views, etc. as per client's and
jurisdiction requirements by using the latest versions of
software's including AutoCAD, CorelDRAW, Visio, SolidWorks
Our team delivers error free patent drawings in various formats
such as .PDF, .TIFF, .JPEG, word, etc. on time to law firms and
corporate legal departments. We assure end-to-end confidentiality
and security of all data entrusted to us.
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