Specification Law and Legal Definition

Specification is the name given to the detailed description of an invention along with the claim of patent. Specification forms an integral part of the patent application and specifies, describes, illustrates, and discloses the invention in detail so as to enable a person skilled in the same technological area to understand and use that invention. In the specification, the inventor specifies what the machine or process is and how it differs from previous patents and technology.

A specification forms an integral part of the legal definition of the patent. The specification must be described using clear details with full disclosures about the invention using drawings wherever necessary. A specification often includes the title of the invention, cross Reference to related applications (if any), brief summary of the invention, the process, machine, manufacture, composition of matter, or improvement invented, description of the several views of the drawing, claim, and abstract of the disclosure. In addition, the inventor must explain the mode of operation or principle of the invention whenever applicable.