Follow these steps on How To Invent and create your own success story.
Start your Provisional Patent Draft as soon as you clarify in text the BACKGROUND of your invention and the usages you anticpate that would justify it's attributes to become a useful device to many other people. This background contains the introduction called the field of the invention as well another part called the description of the prior art.
Claiming your invention, what is it going to do? You need to evaluate the markets and find all available devices to purchase that fall into the same end result of utility. You will then be able to produce anticipated feature claims that your end product resulting from your work and idea must do to become the better selling product. The better product that does more for the less money at the end user level will be the product which sells more "if" the marketing is close to the same. Marketing is the key to product success so make claims that attract your marketers of your product. If it's easy to sell it will be your income for years to come.
Determine now exactly what the elements or "subject matter" of your invention actually contains. The Elements of the invention may be the sought after subject matter to claim. The more subject matter sought to claim in an invention means more money for each claim in initial filing costs as well as "clouds" the clean patent. A clean patent has no ammendments, these are things that cost time, money, and reduce your final product value to you the inventor.
Evaluate your sketch of your anticipated product device, in the below link we will review the overall broadest sketch of our example invention the Man Motor we will now identify the elements of the broadest claim.
After reviewing the elements of the broadest sketch and identifying the subject matter, identify the elements in the order you feel the device needs to be assembled. Do a search for classification numbers at the http://uspto.gov site . The following link provides an example of what the classification search ends up looking like in this inventors documents.
Clearly identifying all subject matter of the invention is the next step for the review of the Classification Search results and written by you in text in your notebook or as a computer generated file. Either way is a necessity for a clear picture of what your "inventive subject matter" will be and allows you to further reduce the Broad Claim into an independent claim.
The Inventive Mindset videos are short but are intended to relay the basic steps to begin with your invention process. Paperwork is the key to gaining new information on your idea as well it will make your invention easier to complete.
Here is an example of an invention diagram that goes onto the cover of the patent with the title. This drawing is from scaled pictures and was assembled after all other subject matter was drawn individually to size. Example 1 ManMotor schematical embodiment.
Example 2 Dolphin-5 is an actual Provisional Patent application draft on a fluid heater, this is to example the inventors draft, and then a review from a Patent Attorney and revisions are included on the page to exhibit the importance of having the patent attorney file your provisional patent.