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Writing a Patent Description

Student activities

Task no. 1

Writing a Patent Description

Imagine you are applying for a patent for your idea for a new flotation device.

Choose from your brainstorming list what you believe is your best or most creative idea for a flotation device.

Write a description for your patent application.

In your writing you should:

  • give your invention a name
  • describe the appearance and features of your flotation device
  • outline the materials used to make it
  • describe what problem your invention solves
  • explain how it solves this problem

You might also include a labelled sketch of your flotation device. Include a caption for this illustration.