What is a Patent Illustrator?

Yeah, it’s a draftsman, but it’s a patent draftsman, because the requirements are quite different, especially with regard to designs. If you have a product, this table for example, you would need to show a view of it from every angle. The top, the bottom, the sides, and a perspective, so that somebody can see exactly what it is.

Whereas with a utility, it’s much more open. You can show partial views, as long as it shows the important part. Sometimes there are circuit diagrams, other kinds of charts, flow charts,for example. None of that is used in the design patent.