Book Title:

How To Make Patent Drawings: A Patent It Yourself Companion 4th Edition (Paperback)
by Jack Lo (Author), David Pressman

Editorial Reviews:

From Library Journal

Clear and adequately detailed patent drawings are just as crucial to a successful application as the textual information they illustrate. In response to reader demand, patent agent Lo and attorney Pressman have written a step-by-step guide to patent drawing. Created as a companion publication to Pressman’s Patent It Yourself (Nolo, 1996), it’s easier to understand than the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) equivalent, Guide for the Preparation of Patent Drawings (GPO, 1993).

Midwest Book Review

Professional patent drafters charge hundreds of dollars to prepare patent drawings. The Patent Drawing Book shows how to complete a crucial step in the patenting process – the creation of formal patent drawings that comply with the strict rules of the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office. You can also use the drawings to market and promote your product to prospective manufacturers and customers.

This invaluable book also teaches the basics of technical drafting using pen and ruler, computer automated drawing programs, and photographic techniques. Most importantly, you can have the satisfaction of properly completing the entire patent application yourself. An impressive legal accomplishment for an inventor that will protect the value of his or her intellectual property and provide peace of mind regarding protections against patent infringements and misuse by others.


Using this book, inventors will learn how to complete this crucial step in receiving a patent.


A companion to David Pressman’s bestselling Patent It Yourself, this book shows inventors how to complete a crucial step in the patenting process-creating formal patent drawings that comply with the strict rules of the U.S. Patent Office.

About the Author

Jack Lo is an inventor and licensed patent agent who has many years experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications, including the formal patent drawings. He is the co-author of How to Make Patent Drawings Yourself.

Attorney David Pressman has over 40 years of experience in the patent profession-as a patent attorney, a patent examiner for the U.S. Patent Office and a university instructor. He is the foremost expert on the patent-filing process and has charted the path for over 100,000 inventors. His book, Patent It Yourself, is the most highly recommended guide to patenting an invention. David is co-author, with Fred Grissom, of The Inventor’s Notebook and, with Patent Agent Jack Lo, of How to Make Patent Drawings Yourself.