DESCRIBING A NEW INVENTION
 

In describing a new invention, many wise inventors choose to set forth on paper as much knowledge about an invention as the inventor possesses. Some inventors follow this outline:

1. Provide an in-depth description of the invention, answering the question, "What is novel about it?"

2. If applicable, describe the problem(s) that the invention is designed to solve. List them all and provide any other explanation as to how the invention came to be.

3.  Describe what other products or services are known that also attempt to solve the same problems as in #2 above.

4.  Describe how your invention differs from each of the items of prior art.

5.  Decide whether to have a search conducted, keep the invention confidential, and see an attorney as soon as possible.

Risk of loss of patent rights by disclosure, sale or public use.

 
 

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