As an engineer, you are always looking for a new way to tackle a problem, and patenting those breakthroughs is critical for your success. Engineering notebooks give you all of the tools you need to document your research, trials, ideas, designs, and results, so that you can apply for, and defend your patent in a court of law, if necessary.
The page layout of these notebooks gives you ample space to insert your name as the inventor, as well as include the project title, page number, and date. There is even room for a witness signature to validate your findings and creation. All of this information, plus the handy grid layout on each page, allows you to fully document each step in the process, ensuring you have the ability to prove ownership of your idea.
Keeping all of your work in chronological order also allows you to pinpoint where you may have veered off course with one of your projects, so you can easily go back and determine what is working correctly with an idea and what needs to be improved upon. By recording all of this data as it happens throughout your research, you will be able to access all of your engineering notebooks, should you ever find yourself in the position of needing to defend your ideas.
Accurate, chronological recording of your research is the best way to ensure that your patents will stand up in a court of law, allowing you to put your name on your hard work and research, as well as on the resulting inventions.