What are Various Views of Patent Drawings?

If you are filing a design patent application it is recommended to start off with a design patent illustration that can describe your invention appropriately and accurately. There are various kinds of views that can be portrayed in patent drawings to visualize your invention comprehensively and some of them are as follows:

Views of Patent Drawings

Orthogonal and Perspective views: Though it is not mandatory for patent professionals to submit perspective view of a design, still, it is recommended as it allows examiners see the three-dimensional view of the design in an application.  If a perspective view is submitted, the surfaces shown normally won’t be required to be illustrated in other views.

Isometric views: A pictorial representation of an object in which all three dimensions are drawn at full scale rather than foreshortening them to the true projection is called as Isometric view. An isometric drawing looks like an isometric projection but all its lines parallel to the three major axes are measurable.

Sectional views: A sectional view can clearly bring out elements of the design. A sectional view presented to show functional features or interior structure is called as Sectional view.

Duplicate views: If the left and right sides of a design are identical or a mirror image, a view should be provided for one side and a statement made in the drawing description that the other side is identical or a mirror image.

Exploded views: If your design has parts that are separable during normal use, you may include an exploded view.

Plain and un-ornamented view: A view of any side of a design which is plain and unornamented, such as the flat bottom of a speaker could help examiner get the real feel of your design.

Flat objects: A thin and flat object, such as a quilt, or an embossed design is also used to demonstrate the front and rear view of an object.

However, one of the problems that an inventor face while creating a design patent illustration is the attempt to use non-US drawings. Patent office other than USPTO like EPO, WIPO and CIPO allows a wide range of types of drawings, including grayscale and photographs. Such drawings, however, are almost certain to be rejected by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The only drawings which USPTO will accept are pure black and white line drawings.

Viewing the complexities involved in a patent drawing it’s important to outsource patent illustration services to firms that are professionals and have been working in the field of patent illustration making for a longer period. With this, you can reduce the chances of getting your drawings rejected by the respective patent office.

Apart from the knowledge of the views of patent drawings you might also be interested to know the various Line Types Used in a Patent Illustration and Patent Drawings.

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