I'm bootstrapping this start-up of mine as much as possible and writing my own utility patent is part of the process. Luckily, I have the engineering background to do the mechanical, electrical (some), and design work, but it's still a drag writing the patent. I'm at about 12 pages, a week in, can see the finish line, but it's agonizing. To help with my writing, I've researched existing patents on google patents and looked over the rules posted by USTPO. What are some stories you guys have working with patents?