With design patents, the difference is always in the details.

To get your patents approved, you must clearly show every feature of your product, with absolutely nothing left to the imagination. This includes contours, shapes, material textures, proportions, and other properties, and requires multiple different views of your product. The right design patent drawing makes it easier and more efficient to convey all this information to the USPTO. In addition to patent approval, accurate design patent drawings are also important for enforcing the patent and protecting your designs from infringers and other bad actors.

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The IP DaVinci Advantage

At IP DaVinci, our team of expert design patent illustrators uses the latest drafting tools and automated technologies to ensure that you always get concise, accurate design patent illustrations with multiple views. Here are just a few of the key advantages we offer our clients:

Cutting Edge Tools and Techniques

The human mind might be great at conceptualizing new ideas and designs, but the human hand is prone to mistakes. Rather than exposing our clients to the risk of human error, we can generate our drawings using advanced 3D CAD software and 3D CAD models, guaranteeing accuracy and consistency.

Industry Experience

When it comes to design patent illustrations, experience matters. Our team has been creating expert design patent illustrations since 1999, and always go the extra mile to ensure we exceed expectations. Combining high-quality output with quantity and speed, we stay up to date with design patent law and other relevant regulations.

Unambiguous Drawings

We combine the points listed above with a unique stipple shading technique to guarantee clear, unambiguous drawings that highlight the scope of your design. Our drawing style is also aesthetically pleasing and results in visually stimulating design patent illustrations with a unique, artistic, signature look.

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Design Patent Illustrations

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Expert design patent illustrations powered by advanced CAD technology.

Manual 2D Drafting

Using 2D CAD drafting tools, this manual drafting style involves importing an image into 2D CAD software, then tracing it on screen with a 2D drawing tool.

Automatic 3D Drafting

With the latest generation 3D CAD patent drawing technology, we can quickly turn 3D CAD models into 100% accurate and error-free 2D line drawings

Speed Slow

Drafting by hand is a tedious process that takes much longer than drafting with 3D CAD models.


Using advanced 3D CAD tools, we can take an hour-long manual process and complete it in just minutes.

Cost Expensive

Time is money, as they say. Because manual 2D drafting takes longer, it also costs more.


Working with 3D CAD models allows us to boost efficiency and pass the savings on to our clients.

Quality Variable

Manual drafting exposes your design patent illustration to potential mistakes and human error.


Automation streamlines the entire process, makes it more affordable and delivers a better product.

Compare Advanced Shading Options

Shading is how we display 3D design character and contours in a 2D design patent illustration. There are two main types of shading: line shading (using lines) or stippling (using dots). In some cases, greyscale or color photography may also be used in a limited capacity, but this must be justified by the inventor and/or attorney.

Line Shading

Stipple Shading


Level of Detail Included Moderate

Sometimes, it can be difficult to create adequate density and depth using line shading.


Stippling drawings can use thousands, or even millions, of dots to create detailed, accurate images.


Photography typically allows for a very high level of detail to be captured in each photo.

Scope of Claimed Design Some Risk

Line shading can sometimes make it difficult to distinguish between claimed and unclaimed design aspects.


Stippling contrasts stippled (claimed) areas with dashed out (unclaimed) areas to create a clear scope of protection.

Some Risk

With photographs, it is sometimes difficult to differentiate between claimed and unclaimed aspects.

Quality Control High Risk

With line shading, it can be a challenge for patent lawyers to check the quality of the drawing. More importantly, this is challenging for USPTO examiners too.


Stippling drawings are straightforward, making them easy to understand and review for patent lawyers as well as the notoriously picky USPTO examiners.


Photographs make it easy to check for errors.

Aesthetics Technical

Line shading creates a sharp, professional-looking, technical drawing.


Stippling combines accuracy with an interesting, visually pleasing signature look.


Photos capture the image as it is, but do not necessarily make it stand out.

Ready to get started on your design patent illustration?

To request a custom quote, reach out at 505-235-8019 or by using the online contact form below and we’ll be in touch!

IP DaVinci can also be reached by mail at 5038 Water View Bend, Sugar Land, TX 77479.