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By J.D. Houvener
Patent Attorney and Founder

Hi everyone I’m JD Houvener your host to the bold Today Show review the inventor or entrepreneur which are daily inspiration so you can all make the world a better place [Music] all right we’re continuing our 10-part series offering the inventor mr. Johnson and his Super Soaker invention we’ve been looking at the very discrete steps what are the pieces of document and how to read them what do they mean and how should you and your attorney approach the definition when you get to write your own specification or your invention today and when I take some time and address one specific section called the brief description of drawings and not much attention is normally given to this part of the specification but I want to give it the full video here today so that there’s no misunderstandings you understand every little part of it and why it’s labeled why it’s defined and how we use certain grammar to emphasize Department so yesterday we talked about this summary and how it painted color upon the invention but it was the attorneys were careful writing and limiting the scope to only cover the embodiment disclosed in the claim which we’ll talk about later similarly in the brief description of drawings and by the way there’s only four figures in this invention in this specification the same approach is taken where wording as you’ll see we’ve got it pulled up here for you to take a look at for example figure one right isn’t the top view of a preferred embodiment but those are very very careful words and it’s a brief description and so of course you know given its brevity it every word counts so the the drawing is is saying that look this is a top view nothing fancy there but the fact that it’s just one version way just the preferred embodiment allows the later claims to claim broader than that so yeah that’s one version of what it could look like in Figure one but it could have you know a B and C embellishments or versions or alternative embodiments so that’s the power of using the right words in the brief description of drawings it brings those drunk to life and allows them to have a lot more improvements on them and they both have a broader claim down the road broader claim of course means more rights and more value for the invention so back to the brief description of drawings here for this specific pattern there are four figures we talk about figure one being the top figure two and figures three are the side and these and the in the bottom view of the of the pattern whereas the figure four is a as a view that they call selective view because it shows depth it shows a cut in view specifically in that bottle portion where you can see the back wall the inventor in the attorney wanted to make sure they showed and claimed the interior portions of that chamber and so whenever functions or structures being identified with any patent drawing then they oftentimes need to show the interior like the inside of that structure in order to do it and so oftentimes a separate figure is used in this case they elected to do a dual-purpose right the side view and with a cut shown so you can see that itemized for example in numeral 61 you can see that shown is the interior wall cavity of that container holding the water hearted buddy if you have any questions at all about patent drawings or specifically about the spec and what’s required and when it comes to doing your brief description of drawings hop online give us a give us a shout you can book directly from a website bold patents calm can book a 30-minute consultation with one of our patent attorneys have a great day everybody go big go bold


About the Author
J.D. Houvener is a Registered USPTO Patent Attorney who has a strong interest in helping entrepreneurs and businesses thrive. J.D. leverages his technical background in engineering and experience in the aerospace industry to provide businesses with a unique perspective on their patent needs. He works with clients who are serious about investing in their intellectual assets and provides counsel on how to capitalize their patents in the market. If you have any questions regarding this article or patents in general, consider contacting J.D. at