2 Steps To Filing For A Patent

If you have developed the world's best, most awesome invention ever, you want to make sure that it's protected from anyone else taking it. The best way to do that is to have a patent on it. But that's not as easy as walking into the patent office and saying that you want to patent your invention. Just like it took work to create your invention, filing a patent takes work too. There are several steps that you will have to go through so that you can get your patent. 

Create Drawings

One thing that you are going to have to do is to create drawings of your invention. You will want to have several kinds of schematic drawings for it. That includes drawings of your invention as a finished product from every angle as well as exploded drawings showing all the guts of your invention and however many layers make up your invention. If your invention is a piece that goes into something larger in order to make that larger item better, you will want to have pictures that show how it will fit into that larger item and how it makes it better. If your invention is something like computer code, you will be able to skip the drawing step. 

Perfect Your Notes

Theoretically, you took notes and maintained some kind of journal or note taking system while you were creating your new invention. Those records should reflect your goals as to the finished product, what your idea was, and all the things that it took you to get there. That will include things like all the various materials you tried, as well as what things didn't work, why they did or didn't work, and what you tried next. If you have all those notes, then you can go back through and polish up everything that you already have written so that it's easy to see your process and easy for other people to read. That can include going back and decoding any personal abbreviations you might have used as well as filling in any blanks that you might've left. 

If you have come up with the best invention ever, you want to make sure that you protect it. Filing for a parent is the smartest way to do that. Since the process can be long and can be difficult, you may want to get a patent attorney who can walk you through the process. 

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