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Re: Invention Disclosure diagrams
« Reply #5 on: Aug 27th, 2006, 9:58pm »
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on Aug 27th, 2006, 7:45pm, JodiB wrote:
So I'm kind of going from fine-detail (invention) to bigger picture (preferred embodiment with accessories of how to make it work)

Given that you risk losing the reader (who could be a judge or juror) at any point along the way, I'd really suggest doing what you have to in order to have the application start with the big picture and end with the gory details -- even if it's organized differently in your own mind.  But that's just one person's opinion.
on Aug 27th, 2006, 7:45pm, JodiB wrote:
can/should I in the Preferred Embodiment do some hand-waving and say Box 200 is FIG. 1?

Here's how I do it.  Suppose Figure 1 has a step 200 in it that's shown in greater detail in Figure 2.  I describe Figure 1 as if it's complete on its own.  Then, later, I write "Step 200 (Figure 1) is shown in greater detail as logic flow 200 (Figure 2)."  I have a "200" with an arrow pointing at generally the entire flow chart of Figure 2.  The link of the reference numeral "200" seems to make it clear (to me, anyway) that the flow chart of Figure 2 is step 200 of Figure 1 in greater detail.
I think I do this in just about every software patent I write, so you can search for any recent software applications of mine and see what I'm talking about.
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