Why are patent illustrations artistly challenged?

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  1. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

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  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I would guess it is deliberate to draw less attention to the art and more attention to the actual patent content
     
  3. gibbz macrumors 68030

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    What is the difference? :)
     
  4. Yr Blues thread starter macrumors 68020

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    trut so pur

    why have a drawing then? Lookit that fingar!!!

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  5. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    The images are meant to be as vague as possible. Since you're obviously not a patent lawyer don't worry about it.
     
  6. Yr Blues thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Just wanted to know if there's a reason for it. How can they protect the patent if it's too vague?
     
  7. xlii macrumors 68000

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    I have 5 patents and the drawings are by the design engineers and perhaps made clearer (if they need to be) by the patent attorney.
     
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    The better question: How do you not protect a vague patent?
     
  9. RawBert macrumors 68000

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    The drawings do look funny. But the art is not the subject. They likely do this deliberately to focus attention to the device or a function or whatever they are specifically trying to patent. I'm sure if they wanted good, accurate drawings, they would have one of their many artists produce them.
     
  10. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    One of my friends works for a patent firm and often has to draw, he has no artistic training at all. They bang out views of the product and call it good, as long as it displays the intent they are fine.

    You are basically asking a lawyer to draw.
     
  11. Yr Blues thread starter macrumors 68020

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    As I suspected :D
     
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    There is a patent attorney who frequents this forum a lot. He should be able to answer this question.
     

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