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Dominic Alfred

IP and Technology Lawyer, Alfred Law

You must submit information about your invention. There are three parts to the submission:

  1. The abstract
  2. The specification
  3. Drawings of the invention

The abstract is a short technical description of the invention and describes how it is different from other inventions. It is basically a summary.

The specification must include a clear and complete description of the invention and its usefulness. One very important part of the specification is the “claims.” The claims are a definition of the boundaries of patent protection that you want. They are like a fence around the patented invention that protects it from trespassers. Everything that is not enclosed by this fence is freely available to be copied, manufactured, or sold by the public.

The difficult part of the application is to write the claims so that the invention is defined broadly enough to provide the maximum protection, while also being specific enough to differentiate your invention from what others have done before you. A claim can only cover what you have invented. A registered patent agent can write the claims for your application.

The final part of the required information is the drawings of the invention. There are specific requirements that must be followed with respect to the size, quality, and detail of the drawings. The drawings should also clearly show all parts of the invention defined in the claims.

Answered: 7 months ago