How to Write an Invention Proposal

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Step 1

Compose a description of your invention. Write the details of your invention such as how you devised the invention idea, the main function of the invention, and a process for recreating the invention. Be broad in your detail since patents only protect a product according to what its primary use is.

Step 2

Apply for a patent. Select a patent unique to your invention or from a list of patents that improve existing inventions. If you are citing an improvement to an already existing invention, properly reference that product as your original idea. Be sure to include how your invention is an actual improvement to any already existing products.

Step 3

Take photographs of your invention. Photographs provide visual evidence that your invention is real and it makes you look more credible. Consider taking photographs of each step in creating the invention or how it can be used. Include the photos with the proposal document.

Step 4

Sign and date the proposal and ask two witnesses to co-sign the document. The witnesses should be familiar with the invention as they will serve as references if needed. Get the proposal notarized and mail it to the Commissioner for Patents for final approval.

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Corey Morris has been writing since 2009. He has been a reporter for his campus newspaper, "The Rotunda" and is the publication's news editor. His work focuses on topics in news, politics and community events. He is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in political science and mass media from Longwood University in Farmville, Va.

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