Understanding Patent Specification Composition


A patent specification is a document submitted to the patent office to disclose and publish an invention that has been researched and developed, in order to obtain exclusive patent rights. It serves not only as a document of rights for the applicant but also provides essential technical information to third parties. Legally, it carries both technical documentary and legal documentary characteristics. More specifically, a patent specification includes descriptions of the technology, indications of exclusive rights, and statements of intent to disclose.

Key Components of a Patent Specification

The patent specification includes several key elements such as the title of the invention, a brief description of the drawings, a detailed description of the invention, the scope of the patent claims, the drawings, and an abstract. We will briefly look into essential elements for “patent translation” such as the description of the invention, scope of claims, abstract, and drawings.

1. Description of the Invention

The description of the invention explains the best mode of carrying out the invention, detailing prior art to facilitate understanding of the technical significance of the invention. It must be written clearly and in detail enough that a person skilled in the relevant technical field can easily perform the invention without undue experimentation.

☞ Relevant Regulation: “The specification shall contain a written description of the invention, and of the manner and process of making and using it, in such full, clear, concise, and exact terms as to enable any person skilled in the art to which it pertains, or with which it is most nearly connected, to make and use the same, and shall set forth the best mode contemplated by the inventor or joint inventor of carrying out the invention.” (35 US Code § 112)

2. Scope of Claims

The scope of the claims outlines the aspects of the invention that are to be protected. They must be clear, concise, and supported by the detailed description of the invention. The claims are structured into independent claims and dependent claims that further specify or limit the independent claims.

3. Abstract

The abstract describes the nature, substance, and purpose of the invention, generally summarizing the invention broadly and explaining the principles or key features. It is crafted to allow for quick understanding of the nature and core aspects of the invention.

4. Drawings

Drawings provide a more detailed illustration of the invention, showing its configuration or structural features. The translation of drawings, including their numbers and reference signs, is also a critical part of patent translation.

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