SAMPLE TEMPLATE DRAFT “BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS:”

PATENT ATTORNEY – SAMPLE TEMPLATE DRAFT “BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS:”

[0001]      Non-limiting and non-exhaustive embodiments of the present embodiments are described with reference to the following FIGURES, wherein like reference numerals refer to like parts throughout the various views unless otherwise specified.

[0002]      FIGURE 1 depicts a system configured to [[brief sentence of what your system does]], in accordance with one or more implementations.

[0003]      FIGURE 2 depicts a method of [[brief sentence of what your system does]], in accordance with one or more implementations.

[0004]      FIGURE 3 depicts a screenshot of [[sentence of what the screenshot is]], in accordance with one or more implementations.

[0005]      Corresponding reference characters indicate corresponding components throughout the several views of the drawings. Skilled artisans will appreciate that elements in the FIGURES are illustrated for simplicity and clarity and have not necessarily been drawn to scale. For example, the dimensions of some of the elements in the figures may be exaggerated relative to other elements to help to improve understanding of various embodiments. Also, common but well-understood elements that are useful or necessary in a commercially feasible embodiment are often not depicted in order to facilitate a less obstructed view of these various embodiments.

 

PURPOSE:

37 CFR 1.74 states that where there are drawings, you must include a listing of all figures by number (e.g., Figure 1A) and with corresponding statements explaining what each figure depicts.

 

PATENT ATTORNEY – COMMENTS:

1)   Each “paragraph” of the BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS should be a single sentence that describes a single FIGURE.

2)   To generate the single sentence, I typically will just cut and paste from the sentence I use to describe the FIGURES in the detailed description portion of the application. Therefore, the elements will have the same name.

3)   I never have more than a sentence for each FIGURE because the FIGURES will be described in more detail later.

4)   This portion of the application should be one of the fastest to draft, and should come last (along with the abstract).

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