Patent Drafting Preparation, Drawings and Illustration Services

Now that you've done a thorough patent search, let us help you decide how best to file and prepare the appropriate patent application. We offer Provisional, Design, and Utility patent packages. If you need just the illustrations for your own patent application, we can help with that too. Below find additional guidance and links to resources

We prepare your patent application and drawings, performed by skilled intellectual property professionals, ready to file through the USPTO or appropriate office.

To get started, fill in the Invention Disclosure Form (IDF) and provide rough drawings, then follow the instructions as you work through your preparatory documentation.



nvntrPREP Provisional Application

What it does:

✓Establishes an early effective filing date for a future Utility Patent

✓Allows you to use “Patent Pending” for your invention



nvntrPREP Design Patent

What it does:

✓Prepares all the written material and illustrations you need for your design patent application

✓Just send to your patent agent/attorney and have them file it with the patent office

✓Grants specific design rights



nvntrPREP Utility Patent

What it does:

✓Prepares all the written material and illustrations you need for your utility patent application

✓Patent Drafting is the art of technical-legal writing to capture different features of inventions in written form

✓Send to your patent agent or attorney and have them file it with the patent office



nvntrPREP Patent Illustrations

What it does:

✓If you’ve already drafted your patent and claims

✓This service provides just the patent drawings and illustrations you need

What type of patent is best for you?

Most patents filed are Utility Patents as the strongest protection you can have for a product that is used or works as opposed to the way it looks, which would generally be a Design Patent.

The Provisional Application or PPA was introduced in 1994 as part of the "harmonization" of US law with that of the rest of the world. The primary advantages of the PPA are ease of preparation, lower cost, and the ability to use "Patent Pending" when the PPA is filed. A PPA does not require claims, oaths, declarations, or any Information Disclosure Statement (IDS). However, if you intend to follow your PPA with a non-provisional application (i.e. Utility Patent), the more information you record for your PPA, the easier to file and stronger your non-provisional patent application will be.

A Design Patent, according to the USPTO, "consists of the visual ornamental characteristics embodied in, or applied to, an article of manufacture (existing product)" or, more simply, how it looks. Design Patents are less expensive, easier to apply for, and usually take less time, however they only protect the particular design you submit and can be relatively easy to "design around."

Detailed patent information can be found on the USPTO website <>.


Q1. Who can apply for a patent?

A patent can be applied for only in the names of the actual inventors.

Fun Fact: “A computer using artificial intelligence can’t be listed as an inventor on patents because only a human can be an inventor under U.S. law, a federal judge ruled in the first American decision that’s part of a global debate over how to handle computer-created innovation.” (Only Humans, Not AI Machines, Get a U.S. Patent, Judge Says — Bloomberg Technology, 3 September 2021)

Q2. What can and cannot be patented?

What can be patented:

• Process
• Machine
• Article of manufacture
• Composition of matter
• Improvement of any of the above

What cannot be patented:

• Laws of nature
• Physical phenomena
• Abstract ideas
• Literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works (these can be protected under Copyright).
• Inventions Offensive to public morality

Q3. What is the validity of a patent?

Patent protection is granted for a limited period, normally 20 years from the filing date of the application.