- Series: How to Make Patent Drawings
- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Nolo; 2nd edition (June 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0873374916
- ISBN-13: 978-0873374910
- Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 8.5 x 11 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #762,334 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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How to Make Patent Drawings Yourself : Prepare Formal Drawings Required by the U.S. Patent Office, 2nd Ed 2nd Edition
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Clear and adequately detailed patent drawings are just as crucial to a successful application as the textual information they illustrate. In response to reader demand, patent agent Lo and attorney Pressman have written a step-by-step guide to patent drawing. Created as a companion publication to Pressman's Patent It Yourself (Nolo, 1996), it's easier to understand than the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) equivalent, Guide for the Preparation of Patent Drawings (GPO, 1993). This book shows how to prepare formal drawings using a pen, a computer-aided design (CAD) program, a camera, or by tracing a photograph. It also notes common errors to avoid, tells how to interpret and respond to objections or rejections by the PTO, and explains terminology ("informalities," "enabling disclosure," "prior art") to which nonspecialists will be exposed in the process. Any library owning Pressman's Patent It Yourself (a self-help standard in its own right) will want this one, too.?Johanna Johnson, Dallas P.L.
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Using this book, inventors will learn how to complete this crucial step in receiving a patent. -- Poptronics
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This book was able to get me the rest of the way there by detailing the regulations that the USPTO puts on drawings. They're not really difficult, but they ARE specific. Don't be intimidated by them. The very simple drawing style specified by the USPTO is to allow clear reproduction and printing. My attorney charges $295 per figure, and one page can have 2 or 3 figures on it! The last application we submitted had about a dozen figures total. Some of the expense is the work of integrating and describing the drawings, but it is guaranteed to save you money if you do your own drawings. Besides, this ensures that you will be satisfied with the quality and accuracy. Don't forget you can also have the draftsman do the difficult 3-D "Figure 1" bit, and you do the simpler stuff. Like me, I'll bet you'll find it easier than you thought!
The one thing that did bother me about this book is that more than once they tell you to reference Patent It Yourself for more information. I bought this book because it implies that it will tell you everything you need to know about making patent drawings. I thought it was ridiculous that they spread the information out into their other book as a ploy to make more money. Luckily, there is enough information here to do what you need to do.
Overall I thought the book is a good collection of information. Despite the references to their other book.
I returned it after 5 minutes.
I did find the other book in the series regarding patents useful. However, I know nothing about patents.