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(Wired)   Historical look at patent drawings shows how we have improved over the years in artistic rendering... just kidding: today's illustrations look like a four year old child could do better   ( wired.com) divider line
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2012-08-02 01:36:33 PM  
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"There's such a focus on cost-cutting in so many industries now -- pride of your work goes out the window for the benefit of reducing costs. There's a lot of emphasis on, 'Let's save money on the drawings,'"

... I also suspect that lawyers prefer ambiguous drawings that are only as specific as required. Easier to defend a patent that way, or something.
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