city hall westbound – how to file a patent / america’s most innovative city
in 2015, the u.s. patent and trademark office opened a branch at san jose’s city hall. it is one of only three patenting offices outside of the patent office’s headquarter in virginia. the metropolitan area of san jose – sunnyvale – santa clara has been the leading us metropolitan area when it comes to the number of patents filed per year for the last 15 years in a row. this speaks to the innovative culture and technical expertise at home in the area.
patenting a product is a challenging process, involving many steps to demonstrate the invention’s novelty, relevance, and technical details. patent drawings have to accompany a patent application. they have to adhere to tight drawing standards defined by the patent office. a collage that illustrates the logistical process of filing a patent, as well as patent drawing conventions, form the basis of this pattern.
pattern design with jose pimiento