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By J.D. Houvener
Patent Attorney and Founder

Hi everybody I’m JD Houvener your host of the Bowl today’s show were you the inventor or entrepreneur get your daily inspiration so you can make the world a better place [Music] we’re here talking about the detailed description again given honor to our inventor Lonnie Johnson who invented the Super Soaker this is the second part of the detailed description of the patent document yesterday we talked about the sort of the framework that is set up with just the written description this part is where we start introducing and describing each figure chronologically right starting with figure 1 what specific elements within that drawing need to be talked about and it’s a very systematic approach where you go item by item and describe what materials what shape isn’t how is it related to the other element and of course you’re going to be repeating lots of elements as you describe them and understand that what orientation they might be or what different types of views you might need to be looking at which figure should you be looking at and what elements need to be applied to this structure and the function that you’re looking to claim later again back to the claims right I warned you the claims are of course the heart of a pet and is going to be the main reason for you describing the figures the figures are really only required so much so that that you need to be able to identify the invention using the drawings so the the drawings are there so that you can properly claim broad enough to cover the shape and the look and the feel to provide that function that you’re looking to claim later so working away through this larger second section of the detailed description you’ll better identify again that each element remains consistent the numeral wise so every element that’s identified is going to stay consistent you’re going to identify each of those as they relate to one another throughout the entire specification and the remainder of the detailed description so if you have any questions about this section of the patent on the Super Soaker or of course have any questions about your invention and how it might fit in please 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