People often don’t understand what exactly a patent is. I’m going to take the next few blog posts to describe the different parts of a patent. A patent generally consists of several items:
- Background / Field of Invention
- Description of the Drawings
- Detailed Description of the Invention
Each of these sections serves a different purpose. Understanding the elements of a patent will help you understand better the nature of a patent, the scope of protection it affords, and a little bit about how an application is written and why.