The abstract, often supplemented with a technical drawing, makes it possible for anyone interested in the patent to decide whether to read the entire contents of the patent specification.
The abstract is for information only and explains the nature of the invention in question. It is printed on the title page of the patent specification. This allows readers to quickly determine whether the contents of the patent specification is interesting for them or not.
If the patent application contains technical drawings, the abstract should make reference to the drawing that best illustrates the nature of the invention. This technical drawing also appears on the title page of the patent specification.
You can get an idea of how a patent specification is structured and formulated in our sample document. Or you can order a print copy of a patent specification and we will send it to you free of charge.
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21.11.2018 | Partners and initiatives
BioInnovation Day in Geneva – the IPI awards prizes for inventions
Revised guidelines for the substantive examination of national patent applications effective 1 January 2019
Info event on using strategic patent analyses on 11.4.2018 in Zurich
14.02.2018 | Event
Stakeholder Discussions on: Innovation, availability and affordability of medical products. Can we achieve it all?
27.09.2017 | Event
Séminaire IPI / LES: «développements récents en droit des marques», jeudi le 9 novembre 2017 au Novotel Genève