January 4, 2016

Claimed to a “T”

By Bryan K. Wheelock, Principal

Describing and claiming complex shapes can be very challenging.  An easy and effective method used by patent attorneys for years is to describe and claim a complex shape by analogy to a familiar shape.  The letters of the alphabet are frequently used, from A-shaped to Z-shaped, every letter of the alphabet has been used to describe a shape in a patent.

Patent attorneys have used every letter of the alphabet to describe and claim inventions.