Note: This article is part of a series on how to write a great patent application.
After you write your patent application, you need to put it away for at least a day or two. Reread it after you haven’t worked on it for a while. When you get back to it, you will have fresh eyes and be able to catch things that you missed.
Reread your patent application until you correct as many mistakes as you can.
To fix grammatical mistakes, use an online grammar checker.
Make sure that all of the terms are used consistently.
Make sure that all of the points written in the outline have been described in the patent application.
No perfect application exists. As such, don’t be a perfectionist. If you worked on the outline properly and described the various aspects noted in your outline, you will have covered the big picture in your patent application.
Disclaimer: Use the information in this article at your own risk. It takes many years to learn how to draft a well-written patent application under the guidance of a senior patent attorney.
How to write a patent application?
- Step 1: How to write the abstract and title of the patent application?
- Step 2: Download a sample outline, numbering worksheet and patent template
- Step 3: How to develop the outline of your patent application?
- Step 4: How to show your invention through the drawings?
- Step 5: Which section of the patent application should be written first?
- Step 6: How to write a claim for your patent application?
- Step 7: How to write the detailed description section of your patent application?
- Step 8: How to write the brief summary section of the patent application?
- Step 9: How to write the background section of the patent application?
- Step 10: How to write the summary paragraphs of the Detailed Description and Brief Summary sections?
- Step 11: How to write the abstract and title of the patent application?
- Step 12: Reread your patent application over and over again