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.



If you are visiting for the first time, feel free to submit a complimentary quick quote request.





estimated pages prepared since 1988…





Illustration Team



We are a team of professional IP illustrators with decades of experience. Client relations, project management and finalization is managed by our principal and lead illustrator Tom Dean.



Industry experience



medical devices,
complex machinery,
communications technologies,
consumer products,
renewable, fossil fuels and nuclear energy technologies,
software patents,
35 plus years of experience…



Globally Competitive Rates



IMTechnicals prepares highly competitive quotesQuick Quotes 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 scheduling requirements. Quotes are submitted for approval for all project inquiries.






IMTechnicals offers flexible scheduling/rate options providing for and balancing with a client’s shifting budget vs deadline needs.  The highest level of savings may be achieved when clients engage our services early in the process allowing time to render, review and finalize services avoiding a rush.  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.






To assist our efforts in serving your needs, clients should secure and provide the best possible quality disclosures as is available for use in rendering services.  We accept and work with whatever form a disclosure may take from rough or rudimentary sketches to engineering drawings, CAD models, photographs, product samples, notes, instructions, etc.



For BioTech, 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.



File Format Capabilities



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



OTHER – we also work from these other file types:
CorelDraw, Visio, Word, Adobe Illustrator, PowerPoint, photographs, sketches, videos etc.



Photographs, send the highest resolution possible as jpegs. Sketches, drawings, videos, etc.



Access to areas on this site containing proprietary information is password and username protected.






Drawing revisions are complimentary within the scope of claims as originally disclosed.  Revision requests outside the scope of an original request or disclosure may incur additional fees, though, this is rare and when possible, factored into preliminary discussions with clients at the outset. Additional services are quoted for approval.






We are proficient at preparing any type of mechanical drawing view from perspective, exploded perspective, cross section, isolated, elevation and plan views. We prepare s/w UI screens, charts, flow diagrams, biotech, DNA sequencing and micro-graphs. We are particularly adept at preparing drawings for complex industrial design as well as soft good products. In addition, clients regularly rely on our consistent ability to formalize drawings that overcome examiner objections to drawings prepared by inadequate vendors, applications filed with engineering drawings or inferior drawings prepared by inventors.



Virtual Meetings



We are available to meet with clients virtually via either Microsoft Teams or Zoom anytime to discuss projects, etc.



Work Ethic



From Tom Dean:
“As a patent illustrator, I have served the IP community since 1988 and offer clients the full measure of my experience.  We deliver excellent drawing packages and service to our clients. In the global marketplace, there are an array of vendor options.  For clients seeking professional services, IMTechnicals is a great choice” 






Default delivery of filing drawings is standard Adobe PDF (Archivable PDF/A).  Alternative deliverable formats such as Adobe Illustrator files, individual image files, etc are available.













We offer flexible payment terms to law firms and corporate clients.  We also work with individual inventors directly on a retained basis.  We accept payments via ACH, check and credit card.  Refer to terms of service for complete details.










We honor our client’s trust by delivering a professional work product and service. There are no shortcuts or automated methods to delivering a professional defensible drawings package.  Avoid unprofessionally low illustration rates as you may file drawings that diminish your claims or contain unrecoverable errors.  We continually recover applications from a potential final rejection due to applicants filing inferior drawings prepared by inexperienced draftsman. 



Non-Disclosure Agreement



We are pleased to review and if acceptable, sign a client’s supplied NDA.



Software Assets



Partial List:
Adobe® Creative Cloud
Industry Standard Vector/Raster Computer Graphics Tools
Leveraging the industry standard computer aided design and manufacturing platform to manipulate, enhance and produce compelling client product related media. 
Creating illustrative media to explain processes and procedures in patents and product manuals, installation instructions, service manuals, etc.