Drawings are essential to almost every patent application. It’s rare to see a patent application that doesn’t contain some kind of drawing, even if it’s just a flow chart. The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) informs us: “A design patent application is required to contain drawings if drawings are necessary to understand the subject … Read more
Introduction There are many different software applications that can be used for creating patent drawings. One popular tool is SketchUp (formerly Google SketchUp). SketchUp is focused on 3D modeling. If all you need are 2D drawings or flow charts, you may be better served with a different software option. It’s used by a wide range … Read more
Patent drawings are an essential aspect of filing successful patent applications. These drawings act as a visual accompaniment to your written documentation, conveying information about your invention. When produced correctly, patent drawings increase the probability of your application being approved, as they supply more information than you can usually provide in a written application. However, … Read more
When submitting an application for a patent, the drawings will be an essential and integral part of the application. You can do the drawings yourself using drawing software or you can hire a professional draftsperson to do it for you. Here are 10 software programmes that can be used to draft patent drawings.