Law - Objects of the Invention

An "object" of an invention is "a characteristic desired in the invention" (Becker, 1996). Objects should be described without describing any means (structure) for achieving the desired characteristic. While the objects should be broadly written, all of them should be achieved by the invention.

In describing the objects of your invention, present each object in a sentence that will be part of the same paragraph. Furthermore, do not number, prioritize or rank the objects, as this could affect the breadth of your claims. A good syntax is as follows: "One object of the invention is . . . . Another object of the invention is . . . . A further object of the invention is . . . . Yet another object of the invention is . . . ." These prefaces can be repeated in any order ad infinitum.

When a patent application is filed, this information will become a part of the Summary of the Invention section.

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