P values and patents


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I have just got my first job involving a patent. The client is hoping to enhance their chances in the patent office with some stats results.
Is there anything anybody can tell me about the presentation style most likely to impress them? Perhaps p values? fancy charts? citations? or would it be a more academic paper style? Thanks for any thoughts.
Cheers, kat


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The patent is for a device to guard nests from predators. The data is very long timewise, but (alas) only two nests wide (with and without the device). If only we had talked before he started.


Less is more. Stay pure. Stay poor.
No experienced in patent submissions. I would imagine if there was a section on preliminary data or utility you could provide some descriptive data - but you would need to ensure you don't make statements that surpass what can be substantiated by data.

Interesting stuff - thank you for sharing!