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In drawings, should a repeated pattern but on two different sides of a device have different numbers?

In drawings for a utility patent application, if you have a measurement index pattern repeated on two sides of a tool. Each side is shown in the drawings. Should each index set have a different number ...
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Drawings & workpiece: What is good practice for showing or not showing an invention in use on a workpiece in a utility patent?

In a utility patent, are there particular good practice rules regarding depicting an invention being used on a workpiece? Should or can the lines of the workpiece be heavier, lighter, solid, broken, ...
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Can I reclaim the broken line features in Design application drawings during prosecution?

Received a Obviousness rejection on design application from USPTO. The prior arts are quite close to our design, except a pattern on the bottom view. However, the pattern on the bottom view is in ...
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Can a patent drawing have numbers like 6A02, 6A04 etc?

My patent specification has around 20 chapters and each chapter has multiple drawings. My drawings are numbered like this. FIG. 1A, FIG. 1B, FIG. 2A etc. i.e. If Chapter 2 has only 2 drawings, then ...
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Patent drawings for software

I intend to file a Provisional Patent Application for the system and methods in my software and would like to then turn it into a non-provisional patent later on. This is my first time ever applying ...
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Is there any reason not to use Powerpoint for Application Drawings?

An invention has no circuits or mechanical engineering drawings, there are however maps of how to deploy sensors and maps to for sequential data flow & processing. Is there any reason not to use ...
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Design Patent - Having all 7 drawings / figures on 1 page

Would it be acceptable to have all the drawings aka "the 7 standard views" for my design patent on a single page if they all fit well. The design is not very big, and I am able to fit all 7 figures on ...
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Modern Design Patent Drawings without Shading? - Example

I have been researching design patent drawings, and from what I read they typically have to be shaded, I just found an example of the GoPro Karma Drone Battery, and it appears to have no shading. Can ...
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Purpose of drawings

Many patented devices have drawing to illustrate physical form to support functional claims. If the device is a data-collection system (using existing non-patentable components): Is the physical ...
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artwork missing from US9476133

In reference to the patent: US9476133 Hi, I am Brian Gilman you can email me at brian@gilmanindustries.com. I viewed my patent and noticed the artwork was missing. Can your group update the artwork? ...
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How to draw patent illustrations?

My current organization provides support in the complete process of taking forward the invention disclosure till the last which is patent filling. But I want some help in drawing patent illustrations ...
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How many drawings can a patent have?

I'm about to file a USPTO provisional patent in a couple of weeks. Is there any upper limit for the number of drawings I can have in my utility patent?
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Inventive step and how to express multiple solutions to a problem

If an inventive step solves several problems outlined in the background, should you list each problem as an "object of the invention" separately and if so, do you need to address each solution ...
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Can I use microsoft Paint for drawings?

I am going to apply for a new Motor patent. I will only use electrical circuit schemes and drawings to explain it. Does microsoft paint suit for drawings? I know I have to use vectoral drawings but I ...
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How to draw hierarchical structures?

Think of an electronic system. It contains many blocks. The lowest level block contains many other structures (Transistors, opamps, capacitors etc.) that one page is nearly enough for it to be fit ...
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what if a single figure is too large to be put in one sheet?

When drafting an application, what if a single figure is too large to be put in one sheet? Can I just divide the single figure into two or more sheets? and how? I have searched this question in MPEP, ...