The patent application has three parts:
1. Specifications: This is a complete written description of your invention. It must be written so that anyone skilled in the subject matter could recreate your idea and use it. Nothing must be left out. You must name all of the operative parts of your invention. You will also submit a signed declaration that you believe yourself to be the first inventor of the product or process.
2. An illustration or drawing of the invention showing every feature described in the first part of the application.
3. Your filing fee. Fees are different for the differing types of patents and they also change periodically. You should check with the US Patent & Trade Office or with your patent attorney.
Children’s natural instinct to brainstorm and create should be nurtured by parents and teachers alike. Coming up with new product ideas and inventions is a great way to instill a love of science, math, marketing and the entrepreneurial spirit. It also teaches cooperation and instill tremendous conf