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Patent and Inventing Discussion => Patent Questions and Advice => Topic started by: sherimilner on March 12, 2017, 07:32:30 AM

Title: Provisional Patent Drawings
Post by: sherimilner on March 12, 2017, 07:32:30 AM
When I create my Provisional Patent, am I allowed to use Photos in lieu of drawings?  Should I include photos at all in my Provisional Patent or wait until the final Patent?
Title: Re: Provisional Patent Drawings
Post by: Brad on March 12, 2017, 12:44:35 PM
Photos are okay for the provisional (but not ideal).  The patent rules say you should use black and white line drawings.   A good patent draftsman should be able to convert photos to proper patent drawings for about $30-$50 per photo. 

Title: Re: Provisional Patent Drawings
Post by: QA on May 09, 2017, 07:53:52 PM
Photos are okay for the provisional (but not ideal).  The patent rules say you should use black and white line drawings.   A good patent draftsman should be able to convert photos to proper patent drawings for about $30-$50 per photo.

In regards to provisional patent drawings can more than 3  be included with the provisional patent? Also if a patent has multiple parts that fit together how should they be shown? example separately or connected together?

Thanks,
Title: Re: Provisional Patent Drawings
Post by: Brad on May 10, 2017, 12:04:12 PM
You can have as many pages as you want but anything over 100 pages may have an extra fee.

I would show them both connected and "exploded view" which is what we call separated apart.