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Can I use Microsoft Paint for drawings? Yes. There is no legal restriction on what software you use to produce the drawings initially. As long as the final product complies with the requirements of 37 CFR 1.84 (which basically requires clear line drawings), you should be fine. Moreover, there is no requirement for vector drawings. While these are ...


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Yes, you could apply for a patent for the new combination. However, it might be refused as being obvious. The expired patent (P1) which discloses the combination of painting oil and stone dust is prior art. This is true whether P1 is expired or not. Because of this, your invention would need to be non-obvious over P1. Since the only difference is the ...


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Yes you can use MS Paint, but it isn't a good choice. Paint is a painting program which means it edits pixels. Thus its output when printed tends to look blocky and low quality. Much better is a vector drawing application. These print out at high resolution and allow scaling without degradation. If you have access to Microsoft Office, then you will find ...


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I used MS Paint for my first provisional patent application. One hint is to also get Paint.Net. MS Paint can add a 'fog' of pixels around parts every time you make a change or copy. Running the drawing through Noise reduction a few times in Paint.Net will get rid of this. Paint.Net will also resize images much better. For my second PPA I used SketchUp, ...


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