About this project
New inventions are described in patent documents, which usually have a dry written description and a number of black-and-white line-art drawings. Just about everyone involved with a patent is listed on the front cover--with one exception: the artist who created the patent drawings. In the US alone we now have over 200 years of patents—more than 8 million documents--illustrating everything from the cotton gin to the iPod. Yet the artist is not mentioned anywhere in the patent record. They remain anonymous.
About the Book
As a patent agent helping inventors by conducting patent searches and writing patents, I’ve seen a lot of boring patents. But I’ve also seen some patents with breathtaking artwork, where the patent draftsman has gone way beyond the call of duty and really let their artistry shine through. Whenever I’ve spotted one of these gems, I’ve tried to tuck it away for a future coffee table book… and now is the time! I’ve collected some of the best US patent drawings and currently have enough to fill over 200 pages.
What I plan to do with the money:
With the end of the project in sight, I need to get enough capital to do a first run of 1,000 books (both hard and soft cover), as well as create a great website where the book may be previewed and ordered. I plan on distributing it through Amazon & Ingram Books, and do some direct selling to patent attorneys, engineers, and inventors.
With your support I’ll send you an autographed copy of the book as detailed at right. For the more serious partners I’ll throw in some patent-related services… everyone knows an inventor who could be helped with an honest evaluation and advice!
International Shipping Orders… please read:
Although I believe $15 will ship the book to most international destinations, please email me with your full address (use “send a message” link above) so that we can double check your shipping charges before you pledge. Thanks so much for your support!
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