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.Information in the following sections of the PCT Applicant's Guide (PCTAG) is applicable to this task:
PCTAG Vol. I/A § V ¶ 56 What are the requirements with respect to the title of the invention?
Information in the following MPEP sections is not directly applicable to this task. However, since PCT rules are somewhat similar in concept to U.S. rules, it is included for general reference only.
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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