Posts tagged vector-based illustration tools
Raster Is Disaster: Quality Patent Illustrations

A few weeks ago, I was catching up with Justin Nifong, a Triangle-area intellectual property attorney who relies on our patent illustration service, Trig PDQ.  Our conversation turned to the merits of using vector illustration tools versus the old approach of hand-drawn, rasterized patent figures for submission to the US Patent and Trademark Office. In expressing his frustration with the old-school approach, Justin provided this gem of wisdom, “Raster is Disaster.”

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Better Patent Applications through Better Patent Figures

The United States Patent and Trademark Office reviews around half a million patent applications each year, and the agency approves these applications at a rate of roughly 50 per cent year to year. The level of execution of many elements of the application can lead to the pass or failure of the patent.

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