Understanding the Patent for Non-Patentees
Particulars of Patent:
A patent is a complex document made up of several parts, including a specification that
describes the invention and how to make and use it. Every granted patent has a following
all headings or more than a four (Cover letter is must) in the application.
• Cover sheet - It contains important particulars about the patent
like Title of the Invention, Country which is giving patent, Publication No, Publication
Date, Inventors Name, Assignee Name, Publication classification and an Abstract with a
main drawing. For those unfamiliar with patents, the cover sheet may seem difficult to
understand or even incomprehensible. Even for those who have worked with patents, the
significance of some of the items on the cover sheet is not always fully understood.
• Drawings - It has drawn by the patent inventor used to explain
his/her invention to the reader in the form of pictorial representation.
• Field of the Invention - This topic tells about the very few points
of the perfect invention in which is going to be explain further.
• Background of the Invention - It contains the limitations,
disadvantages and cross references of related previous inventions and conventional
products to the present invention. There is then often a paragraph or two referring to
earlier patents or published papers with a brief comment as to why the invention is more
effective or cheaper or otherwise better.
• Summary of the Invention - It is the succinct description of the
invention. Normally most of the patents have the same description what is in the abstract
with addition of some one or two paragraphs.
• Brief Description of the Drawings - It is the simple description of
the figures in which figures contains what like that.
• Detailed Description - This is the main body of the patent
application. In this part, the field of the invention and summary of the invention is
explained in detail using with the reference of figures/drawings and some tables.
• Terminology - Patents use certain words in certain ways, with
different meanings. This part illustrates the meaning of those words.
• Claims - It specifies what is protected by that patent application.
The claims of a patent come at the end of the document, right after the detailed
description of the invention. The claims are set forth as separately numbered paragraphs
in a single-sentence format.
The Art of Observing the Patent Information:
The patent is a legal document that provides certain rights to the owner of a patent.
It contains information of interest to readers including patentees. For those unfamiliar
with patents, this patent document may seem difficult to understand or even incomprehensible.
The following are the guidelines may helpful to those non-patentees for observing the
main invention and content of the particular patent.