If the patent search reveals that the new invention could be a viable candidate for patent protection, the next step involves filing a proper application. In order to make sure that the application presents the strongest possible case for approval from the USPTO, the following types of information should be included:
- A description of the components/parts of the product
- A statement of the novelty of the new product
- A comparative statement between the new product and the current state of the art
- Drawings, plans and schematics that describe the overall product in detail
If the inventor is attempting to obtain a process based mechanical patent, the same types of information mentioned above need to be included as well as a clear description of the overall mechanical process and how that process is novel in nature. It is all written down on how to patent an idea with InventHelp article.
If you feel that you have invented a mechanical product or process that warrants protection from the federal government, you need to make sure that you take every precaution to protect your work. Doing so will provide you with the time and backing necessary to develop your invention in a business sense as well as provide you with options regarding how you should maximize the potential created by your work.
Specifically, obtaining a mechanical patent will allow you to either market your invention yourself or to sell licensing rights to your product so that another entity can take your work and market it to the public in a way that you may not be able to immediately. Regardless of the actual result, none of it is possible without the proper mechanical patent protection.
Mechanical patents deal with innumerable products and processes, and there are two types of mechanical patents that include product based patents and process based patents. In order to find out if a patent already exists and in order to put forth the strongest application possible, the inventor needs to provide a description of the product’s or process’ components, its novelty and its utility, and if you want to make sure you’re doing everything possible to secure a mechanical patent, contact the patent lawyers from InventHelp patent services.