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Patent and Inventing Discussion => Patent Questions and Advice => Topic started by: Trt57 on January 27, 2019, 10:40:34 PM

Title: Dimensions in a patent
Post by: Trt57 on January 27, 2019, 10:40:34 PM
I am slowly but surely filling out my provisional patent template from this site. I took Brad's advice and hired the drawings out. I now have professional drawings and will put them in a separate file as suggested by the template. My question is when and where do I add the measurements for making it. I am at the drawing portion of the template< figure 001 shows...….., is this where that would go or is that just, figure 001 shows a perspective view of...


Title: Re: Dimensions in a patent
Post by: Brad on January 28, 2019, 10:54:08 AM
In most cases we do not include dimensions in our figures or patent claims.   This is because:
1) it would be really easy for someone to to slightly change the sizes or dimensions to get around your patent, and
2) the patent examiner does not really care about sizes or dimensions and instead will only focus on the actual utility and structural features of your invention

So unless there is something really special about the size or dimensions of your product I would not include them in your figures.