Thursday, 28 February 2013

Provisional Patent – Learning how to write it effectively

The most important thing that a freelancer inventor must keep in his or her mind is to protect their inventions with a patent. After putting in so much of hard work and knowledge into the invention, the first priority should be to safeguard its originality and authenticity. Here in this article we will talk about provisional patents and how can it be written it much to the benefit of the inventors. 

While the process of patenting of a newly invented thing is in the process, it is very important to make arrangement of provisional patenting so that no harm is meted out during that phase. It is reasonable and approachable option while the process of patenting is still mid way. By obtaining a provisional patent, one can start the manufacturing or the production of that invented product and stamp it with the phrase – ‘patent pending’ and still secure it from idea-stealer.

Here are some useful tips and suggestions that must be taken care of at the time of writing an interim patent application –
  • First of all, take utmost care of the content of the interim patent application. Include all possible content that would describe the product and its working. Include all necessary diagrams in order to support your invention. Include the full ability and capability of the invented product so that no confusion arises later at the time of obtaining formal patent document. Describe it carefully and take a clear legal advice, if required.
  • Many inventors make a common mistake of writing a provisional patent application on their own. However, they do not understand inventing a product is one facet and writing it descriptions professional is another. Many a times they are not successful in communicating the details of their inventions and their application gets redundant. It is suggested they must hire a professional writer and impart an extra edge of professionalism to their interim application.
Also, make a rough draft of the document and ensure that it includes all relevant data. Remove all superfluous details to make it integrated. Do not prepare a huge document that has no breaks in between. Divide it into smaller section so that it has better and easy readability.  
Use only simple and easy-to-understand words and phrases. Do not include technical jargon that would only confuse the reader. Write only in active sentences, while avoiding the passive narration. 
Last but not the least; keep the narration and the whole document simple and uncomplicated.