Law - Title of the Invention

The title of the invention should be technically accurate and descriptive, but brief. Preferably, the title should consist of two to seven words (less than 250 characters). InPress Patent places it at the top of the first page of the specification.

In that the first step in bibliographic (key word) and classification (class and subclass) patent searches is (typically) viewing a listing of the first 69 characters of patent titles, care should be taken in choosing each word of an invention title. A reading of the first 69 characters of the title should be sufficient to motivate the reader to view the entire title and patent abstract.

The position of the USPTO on this issue is described in the following section(s) of the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP):

MPEP 601 - Content of Provisional and Nonprovisional Applications
MPEP 606 - Title of Invention
MPEP 606.01 - Examiner May Require Change in Title

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