Can I use ratios as measurements on a patent? 2 Answers as of November 08, 2010I am developing a product that is contingent on the slight size variations of a preexisting product. Is it possible to use ratios as measurements in a US patent in order to preserve the essence of my design as it is applied to these various preexisting product sizes? (e.g. measurement "A" of my product is equal to .9 : 1 of measurement "A" on the preexisting product)
Mark S. Hubert PC | Mark Hubert
Yes you can but I would recommend against it. Why not just explain in detail what it is. Referencing another device when you are trying to sell the novelty of you own invention is never a good idea - that is unless you can show some unexpected results that you obtain from those differences.
Answer Applies to: Oregon