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To get a patent approved by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) for the roofing system, you have to do your homework before filing the application, carefully prepare the application, and then file it. Each patent application filed with the USPTO goes through a rigorous examination process. The application is assigned to a "patent examiner" who inspects it and gives feedback and critique before approval.
The key elements of a patent are:
The specification, with the help of the drawings, explains how to make and use the invention. The claims define the scope or boundaries of the patent. The application must also include an abstract that summarizes the invention.
You will also need to include drawings with your application, if they are necessary for showing how the invention works.
Your drawings must illustrate every aspect of the invention specified in the claims. The USPTO has strict requirements for both claims and drawings, so be sure to study other patents in your field to become familiar with the format of these sections. All patent applications must include a drawing if the subject matter permits. You may need to hire a company who will make the specifications, create the drawings and put forward the claim. I hope this helps.