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What We Do

IMTechnicals is an established supplier of EFS compliant formal IP Illustration services to law firms, corporations and entrepreneurs domestically across the USA and internationally. We have over 35 years of IP experience. Quote requests are complimentary and encouraged.  Our services card is available; request by email. NDAs welcome. We’ll review and respond ASAP.

We prepare mechanical utility, industrial design and BioTech application drawing sets for USPTOPCTForeign Filing as well as the Hague Convention for international industrial designs.


Our Approach

We listen to clients, respect their needs and apply our 35 plus years of experience to produce professional work-products that meet client expectations.


Our Mission

To edify others as we establish and build relationships and infuse value and professionalism into the work-products clients entrust us to produce, deliver and maintain.  God through Jesus Christ is the guide.   

Who’s counting…

We’ve seen a lot of innovation in the past 3 decades but who’s counting.  Innovation is unstoppable.

The estimated number of patent pages produced since 1988

Industry Experience

medical devices,
complex machinery,
communications technologies,
so many consumer products,
renewable, fossil fuels and nuclear energy technologies,
software patents,

Actually, we have more industry experience than there’s room to list here.

Software Assets

We accept CAD/CAM files in all major native formats from Autodesk®, SolidWorks®, Pro/ENGINEER and many other CAD platforms.  For reference, STEP formatted files are the preferred acceptable format to supply. Generally usable/editable electronic files enable us to reduce the cost per page of drawings.

Compatible CAD Formats:

  • AutoCAD
  • Mechanical Desktop
  • Inventor Series
  • SolidWorks
  • Pro/Engineer

If files are in any other CAD software send:

  • STEP

Your Patent Drawings Team

At IMTechnicals, 100% of our services are the production of patent and trademark drawings.  Your IMTechnicals team possesses the collective drawing capacity to meet your demand when it matters most.  Our contractors are professionals and possess the IP experence and commitment required to help you succeed.

Client relations, project management and finalization is managed by our principal and lead illustrator Tom Dean.  Tom is available to engage with clients virtually via either Microsoft Teams or Zoom anytime to discuss pending or active projects.

Globally Competitive Rates

IMTechnicals prepares highly competitive quotes for highly professional work-products.  Our complimentary Quick Quote requests are thoroughly reviewed and considered before submitting. Fees are assessed and services quoted based on the nature and or complexity of claims, quality and viability for production value of client disclosures and client scheduling needs. Quotes are submitted for approval prior to scheduling and production.

Client who pay Net10 clients are eligible to redeem a 5% reduction off invoiced jobs.

Average IP Patent Drawing Cost

Flow Charts, Graghs, DNA Seq, etc.
$25 – $80 per figure

Utility Patent Drawings
$48 – $140 per figure

Design Patent Drawings
$48 – $160 per figure

Trademark/Dress Drawings
$48 – $90 per figure


IMTechnicals offers flexible scheduling/rate options providing for and balancing with a client’s shifting budget vs deadline needs.  Whether your need is urgent or not, we tailor our service package to best suit your need at that time.  The highest level of savings is afforded when clients are in the position to engage services early in the process allowing more than ample time to render, review and finalize services.  Finalization edit requests for projects underway and the production of drawings with shorter filing timeframes receive priority over the production of pending non-urgent services.  Clients should anticipate the return delivery of finalization edits within 1-3 business days.

We work with a client’s delivery schedule request on a project by project basis and subject to current availability.  Please allow for weekends and holidays to be excluded from all scheduling estimates. Request our rate card for additional guidance.


Each category of illustration has technical challenges requiring your illustrators to possess specific expertise to successfully produce acceptable work-products.  Biotechnology illustration requires a unique kind of skill and patience to overcome office issues especially PCT actions.

Whether you are filing with USPTO or PCT, an IMTechnicals illustrator possesses the expertise you need to succeed.

Note: For Biotech work, it is common to receive a volume of client supplied materials used in preparing formal drawings which may include but is not limited to DOCX, PPTX, PDF, SnapGene source files and a number of other sources from client supplied publications to support preparation.

Design Patent

Industrial design illustration requires an intentional focus on producing consistency and clarity among the various drawing views and in the claim presentation.  An IMTechnicals illustrator possesses the focus and attention to detail that you need to succeed.

Utility Patent

The nature of functional design embodied in utility applications can be elegantly simple or exceedingly complex.  Whichever direction you application points to, we can prepare any number or any type of view you need to communicate your claims.  An IMTechnicals illustrator possesses the experience and skill you need to succeed.

Trademark or Trade Dress

Trademarks are the banner for a company’s brand.  The brand is one of the first visual cues the public sees of a product or company.  There are times when the appearance of product itself is considered so important to be considered synonymous with the company brand.  Whether you are filing trademarks or trade dress applications, IMTechnicals can help your filings succeed.

Valued Recommendations

I have been trusting Tom’s work, exclusively, for my clients for over 20 years and have no intention of ever using anyone else. Think about that. My reputation rests in part on his quality and responsiveness, so I heartily recommend him.”

Jeff Kuester

Partner, Taylor English Duma LLP

“Tom is my go-to guy for patent drawings. I have worked with Tom for many years on many projects of varying complexity. He provides quality work on time and within cost estimates. I recommend him for any patent drawing task you may have.”

Mark Crockett

Attorney, Luedeka, Neely Group, PC

Tom always produces great work on time and at reasonable prices.”

Dan Warren

Partner, Eversheds Sutherland

Tom and his group are execellent illustrators and do great work at very reasonable rates. I have used Tom for over 20 years and would highly recommend his services.

Randy May

Partner, Fulmer, May, & Stuckey, LLC

“Tom provides excellent work at a reasonable price. Responds to messages promptly and gets the job done on time.”

Greg Ourada

Attorney, Hill, Kertscher & Wharton, LLP

“Tom Dean has not only provided quality patent illustrations for years but has also given wise advice on how to handle tricky questions about such illustrations. He has also been a pleasure to work with.”

Tom Timmons


I have known Tom since 1988 and have always been impressed with his work, his work ethic, and his service. Tom is a great resource…

Art Gardner

Founder, Gardner IP Law, PC

“We have been doing business with Tom and his team for over a decade. Their pricing is extremely competitive and service is best in class so I don’t see us using anyone else. We are so fortunate to have found them and I highly recommend Tom and his team.”

Linda Blankenship


“Tom Dean is one of the finest patent illustrators in the United States. His drawings conformed to the exact specifications of the patent office and were completed very quickly. Tom has been great when I needed to add modifications or changes. He is a positive kind person with high ethics. I am honored to know him and totally recommend Tom.”

Kathy Panzella



2004 Sink Valley Road
Butler, TN 37640

Contact Us

Phone (678) 925-1345

Office Hours

Mon-Fri: 9am – 5pm ET
Sat-Sun: Closed

Remittance Address

PO Box 270
Butler, TN 37640

Communications Directive:
Communication by email is the preferred method to reach us.  Expect replies 9am-5pm ET(M-F).  Incoming Emails/Calls after 4pm ET may be responded to next business day.  If you have not received a reply within 24 hours, excluding weekends/holidays, check spam and or call directly at 678-925-1345.