A Short Guide to Office Actions in Utility Patent Drawings

A Short Guide to Office Actions in Utility Patent Drawings

The office actions in utility patent drawings are official documents written by an examiner and mailed to an applicant after the evaluation of a patent application. Applicants usually receive office actions on their patent applications either when the applications fail to meet the patentability criteria or when the drawings appended to the applications are riddled[…]

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Patent Drawings: How to Differentiate Between Industrial Designs and Patents

Though we differentiate between industrial designs and patents, both are the subsets of intellectual property rights. However, many confuse the two due to the blurred line of distinction between both. This article intends to differentiate between industrial designs and patents based on several factors, including the objective to secure certain aspects of intellectual property. Also[…]

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Top 3 Design Patent Drawing Errors That Result in Office Actions

Intellectual property practitioners are familiar with the implications of errors in a patent application. These errors can undoubtedly result in an office action. While filing a design patent application, majority of design patent drawing errors occur due to insufficient disclosures in patent drawings/illustrations. Therefore, these mistakes invite office action from the patent examiner. This article[…]

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Role of Engineering Drawings in Patent Application

Engineering drawings or Patent Drawings are the drawings that illustrate the invention of the inventor to the stakeholders. They are very helpful to the patent examiner when he goes through the patent application. A good and rejection-proof patent application should always contain engineering drawings. A patent application without engineering drawings is rare. The drawings need[…]

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How to Use Different Line Patterns in Patent Drawings to Clearly Describe the Claimed and Unclaimed Disclosure

Patent drawings are an important part of a patent application as they can better explain an invention. Generally, applicants use different types of line patterns in patent drawings while drafting a patent. Further, the disclosure of an invention should be such that an individual having ordinary skills within the art can understand the invention. The[…]

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