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By J.D. Houvener
Patent Attorney and Founder

Hi everyone I’m JD Houvener your host of the ball today’s show or Hugh the inventor entrepreneur or business owner get your daily inspiration so if you can go make the world a better place [Music]

hey we’re still in our 10-part series talking about this super soaker and diving in deep into each different section of this pattern today we’re talking about the detailed description and what language gets used right this is the bread and butter this is where the rubber meets the road when you’re talking about the invention the detail description is where the attorney gets to describe in written language words what the invention is they are required by 35 USC 112 to describe an enabled invention with fancy term that means the invention has to be described such that someone else like them in the industry like the inventor that is could could make or use the invention and so you’ll see in this first part of the detailed description before we start getting into the the figure base to description which we’ll talk about tomorrow this is where the color or a sort of the outline of the invention should be painted if you remember back to here you know English for grammar school days when you look to write an essay you know if properly APA formatted essay you’re going to want to identify in the introduction what you’re going to talk about right introduced by paragraph or by sentence structure all the different aspects of what you’re going to be talking about that sort of a high level so that the reader that knows right the examiner in this case is the reader they know what you’re going to be describing so that’s what this is in essence the front part of the detail description should describe what the invention is in words and and what it does is it provides the examiner sort of a roadmap in what you’re going to be describing in the level of detail that you’re looking to try to capture when it comes to the claims so again it all comes down to the claims this detailed description is setting up the basis for what the inventor is claiming is theirs so the attorney carefully crafts all parts of this entire application with a detail description is really the most near and dear and making sure that each claim is fully substantiated fully it’s fully described and identified through structure and is enabled in the specification so for more information about detail descriptions stay tuned for tomorrow this is a nice example as you read through this patent about how to lay out that framework if you have any additional questions please and give us a call at


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