Patent It Yourself

Your Step-by-Step Guide to Filing at the U.S. Patent Office

Author: David Pressman,Blau

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413325408

Category: Law

Page: 672

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For 30 years, Patent It Yourself has guided hundreds of thousands of inventors through the process of getting a patent, from start to finish. Patent attorneys David Pressman and Thomas J. Tuytschaevers provide the latest information, forms, and clear instructions to help you: conduct a patent search the right way evaluate your idea’s commercial potential file a provisional patent application to get “patent pending” status prepare a patent application focus on your patent application’s claims respond to patent examiners get your drawings done right protect your rights in foreign countries deal with infringers, and market and license your invention. Thoroughly updated to reflect the latest changes in intellectual property law, this edition provides the latest U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rules and forms. The 18th edition covers the latest implications of the first-to-file rules created by the America Invents Act.
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Patent Pending in 24 Hours

Author: Richard Stim,David Pressman

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413322026

Category: Law

Page: 442

View: 4677

Everything you need to protect your invention now The provisional patent application (PPA) is a quick, inexpensive and legal way to claim your invention—and buy yourself time to determine whether it’s worthwhile to pursue a regular patent. Learn how to: conduct a patent search online complete all the necessary forms evaluate potential hurdles prepare informal drawings file your application, and file a new PPA to reflect modifications. The book also includes important legal forms to help you preserve your rights when showing or selling your invention: nondisclosure agreement patent assignment prototype-maker agreement joint-ownership agreement The 7th edition incorporates changes from the “America Invents Act,” as well as recent revisions to patent rules and regulations. Thousands of people have used Patent Pending in 24 Hours successfully. You can, too!
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Nolo's Patents for Beginners

Quick & Legal

Author: David Pressman,Richard Stim

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413321526

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

View: 4245

A brilliantly clear and up-to-date patent guide Patent law is changing, and this bestselling primer on patent law has up-to-date information on the America Invents Act, the most important change to American patent law in two centuries. Packed with detailed information, Nolo’s Patents for Beginners explains how to: document your invention acquire patent rights "read" a patent application understand how and why to make a patent search determine patent ownership find patent information understand international patent law decide whether to file a provisional patent Nolo's Patents for Beginners provides plain-English explanations of patent law, patent and invention resources and a glossary of patent terms. The 8th edition is completely updated to cover all changes in patent law and regulations, including the latest on filing for provisional patent status.
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How to Make Patent Drawings

A Patent It Yourself Companion

Author: Jack Lo

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413316484

Category: Law

Page: 256

View: 7717

Patent drafters charge $75 to $100 per sheet to prepare drawings -- but you can draw them yourself! How to Make Patent Drawings is an essential guide for inventors who want to complete a crucial step in the patenting process themselves -- creating formal patent drawings that comply with the strict rules of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (and save hundreds or even thousands of dollars). Written by two experts in the patent field, How to Make Patent Drawings,/i> shows you how to: make utility patent drawings make design patent drawings utilize pen and paper, or digital equipment respond to Patent Office Actions regarding drawings Plus, once you've secured a patent with your drawings, you can also use them to market and promote your product to prospective manufacturers and customers. The 6th edition is completely updated to reflect recent changes to patent law and the newest advances in technical drawing. It includes all necessary forms, plus step-by-step instructions for filling them out.
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Patent Searching Made Easy

How to do Patent Searches Online and in the Library

Author: David Hitchcock

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 141332410X

Category: Law

Page: 272

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Inventor? Find out if you're the first to file a patent, online and in the library In the past, if you wanted to assess the novelty of an idea, you had to wade through the patent database at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) in Virginia -- or hire a lawyer to do a patent search for $500 and up. The cost and inconvenience of these searches often meant that good ideas were left to rot on the vine. In Patent Searching Made Easy, find the plain-English information you need to: verify the patent status of an idea search Patent and Trademark Depository Libraries use online patent search services A physicist, engineer, and patent searching expert, author David Hitchcock gives you the vocabulary, instructions and strategies you need to search for a patent quickly and easily. He explains how the PTO classifies different types of inventions, so that you can assign your idea to the right class, compare it to related ideas, and then determine if it's novel enough to qualify for a patent. Patent Searching Made Easy shows you how do patent searches yourself, on the Internet, at little or no cost. Plus, you'll learn how to: prepare for online searches with the right hardware, software and computer skills access online patent searching resources narrow online searches with keywords and Boolean logic perform database searches at Patent and Trademark Depository Libraries (PTDLs) do microfiche searches at PTDLs search fee-based patent databases on the Internet search international patent offices, and do advanced searches at the PTO and PTDL. Written for both inventors and business owners interested in expanding their product line through the license, distribution or manufacture of other people's ideas, Patent Searching Made Easy is the easiest way for you to determine the answer to that all-important question, "Am I the first?"
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Invention Analysis and Claiming

A Patent Lawyer's Guide

Author: Ronald D. Slusky

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781590318188

Category: Law

Page: 284

View: 7432

Invention Analysis and Claiming presents a comprehensive approach to analyzing inventions and capturing them in a sophisticated set of patent claims. A central theme is the importance of using the problem-solution paradigm to identify the "inventive concept" before the claim-drafting begins. The book's teachings are grounded in "old school" principles of patent practice that, before now, have been learned only on the job from supervisors and mentors.
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Patents, Copyrights and Trademarks For Dummies

Author: Henri J. A. Charmasson,John Buchaca

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470507705

Category: Law

Page: 384

View: 3844

Useful tips and step-by-step guidance from filing to issue to license Acquire and protect your share of this major business asset Want to secure and exploit the intellectual property rights due you or your company? This easy-to-follow guide shows you how — helping you to evaluate your idea's commercial potential, conduct patent and trademark searches, document the invention process, license your IP rights, and comply with international laws. Plus, you get detailed examples of each patent application type! Discover how to: Avoid application blunders Register trademarks and copyrights Meet patent requirements Navigate complex legal issues Protect your rights abroad The entire body of U.S. patent laws Example office actions and amendments Sample forms Trademark registration certificates Application worksheets See the CD appendix for details and complete system requirements. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
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Inventor's Notebook

A "patent it Yourself" Companion

Author: Fred E. Grissom,David Pressman

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413315089

Category: Law

Page: 256

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The best way to protect your invention is to keep good records. Let The Inventor's Notebook track – and prompt you to take care of – every important step in the process. Use it to: • document the development of your invention • help you can make refinements while building and testing • assess the commercial potential of your invention • calculate how much capital you are likely to need • organize your search for funds to build, test, manufacture and distribute your invention • create a record of contacts who know of your invention and have signed confidentiality agreements The perfect companion to Nolo's bestselling Patent It Yourself, this book includes worksheets, forms, sample agreements, instructions and much more. The 5th edition is updated to provide the latest patent forms and rules.
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Protecting Your Ideas

The Inventor's Guide to Patents

Author: Joy L. Bryant

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080515274

Category: Law

Page: 222

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Intellectual property law is currently exploding, as demonstrated by the growth of technology transfer offices in universities. More and more scientists, companies, and institutions are rushing to secure intellectual property rights for their ideas and inventions. This process frustrates many people; patent laws are constantly changing, and most books about them are either overly technical or boring. Protecting Your Ideas: The Inventor's Guide to Patents is a succinct, straightforward guide to the system. This guide presents the steps involved in obtaining patent protection for inventions. It is easy to read and brimming with essential information and advice compounded from FAQs posed by the author's academic and industrial clientele. The text includes tips, warnings, and examples that guide the reader through the invention process so patent rights are not jeopardized. Checklists and other helpful information are provided to assist the inventor preparing to enter the patent process. The book includes valuable resource information and business guidance to protect the inventor from consumer fraud that is sometimes associated with the patent process. Protecting and Idea is a must read for every engineer, scientist, or amateur inventor. Simple, easy-to-read format demystifies the patent process Numerous example patents help to illustrate the issues involved Provides an overview of the types of intellectual property protection Incorporates up-to-date information about U.S. patent laws Advises inventors about the do's and don'ts of patenting Includes useful resources for helping inventors safeguard their ideas
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The Complete Patent Kit

Author: N.A

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1572489863

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 9755

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How to Make Patent Drawings Yourself

Author: Jack Lo,David Pressman

Publisher: NOLO

ISBN: 0873377885

Category: Law

Page: 256

View: 9478

"Even if you hire a patent attorney this book is worth reading, as it can minimize the $200-per-hour consulting time you'll need with your attorney." Entrepreneur Magazine"Using this book, inventors will learn how to complete this crucial step in receiving a patent." Poptronics
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Navigating the Patent System

Learn the Whys of the Fundamentals and Strategies to Protect Your Invention

Author: James Yang

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780999460108

Category:

Page: 266

View: 5967

Attention: Inventors and startups! Is the patent system confusing to you? Navigating the Patent System will give you more clarity regarding your potential next steps and increase your confidence as you make your patenting decisions. 7 Core Patent Concepts, Drafting the Patent Application and FAQs during patent process are explained.
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Patent, Copyright & Trademark

An Intellectual Property Desk Reference

Author: Richard Stim

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413324622

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 608

View: 3483

Whether you are in the world of business or creative arts, you need to understand the laws that govern your work. This is the best book for entrepreneurs and business people to keep on their shelf for when they need understandable legal explanations as well as basic legal overviews and application filing instructions.
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Patents Demystified: An Insider S Guide to Protecting Ideas and Inventions

Author: Dylan O. Adams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781634251679

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 9557

For tinkers, entrepreneurs, investors and any business with products or processes that can be patented, Patents Demystified provides an easy-to-understand insider guide to patents, patent law, and the patent application process. Based on the author s first-hand experience with both successful and failed companies of all sizes, readers learn the secrets of maximizing patent protection on any budget, with strategies that can be tailored to companies with any business plan or product. Instead of being intimidated and confused by patents, readers will discover how to proactively work with a patent attorney to craft a customized patent strategy, thereby taking the mystery out of what can be an arduous and complicated process."
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Patent it Yourself

Author: David Pressman

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413308546

Category: Law

Page: 572

View: 3353

This worldwide bestseller helps you file a patent application in the U.S. -- so thorough, it won't let you forget a step.
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What is a Patent?

Author: N.A

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781604428056

Category: Patent laws and legislation

Page: 24

View: 678

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Fundamentals Of Patenting And Licensing For Scientists And Engineers (2nd Edition)

Author: Ma Matthew Y

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814452556

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 364

View: 647

This comprehensive book is the first of its kind to take scientists and engineers beyond simply getting a patent granted. Through the author's extensive technical background and experience in intellectual property licensing, it ties the many technical, legal and business aspects of patent enforcement to the innovation and patenting stage in the patent value chain, with the objective of helping inventors to create valuable patents that can be capitalized.In easy-to-understand language, this book covers various aspects, including basic concepts of patent laws and rules, innovation protection, patenting, patents post-granting and patent licensing. With over 40 tables, 70 figures, nearly 100 cases and examples, and a comprehensive index table, it serves as a practical handbook for inventors and patent practitioners.This second edition incorporates the latest changes in the America Invents Act (AIA), with additional case studies and illustrations throughout the book. For inventors who want to file patents by themselves, this new edition provides guidelines and step-by-step instructions on preparing and filing a US provisional patent application, while avoiding the pitfalls that commonly occur in do-it-yourself patenting.
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One Simple Idea: Turn Your Dreams into a Licensing Goldmine While Letting Others Do the Work

Author: Stephen Key

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071761284

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 2101

Turn your great idea into millions—without lifting a finger! Yes, a good idea is enough to build a fortune! Too many people think production, marketing, and distribution are essential to the entrepreneurial process. As One Simple Idea shows, you can hand these tasks off to others—and make big money in doing so. Stephen Key, a highly successful entrepreneur whose creations have generated billions of revenue, offers the simple, effortless secret to success: license your simple idea and let others do the work. Breaking down the process of generating and licensing a product idea to a large company, he explains why you don’t need to reinvent the wheel: Simple improvements to existing products can be very successful endeavors—and the most lucrative. The old method of bringing products to market through prototyping and patents doesn’t work anymore. It’s cheaper and more profitable to do it Key’s way. One Simple Idea gives you everything you need to tap into the marketing and sales power of partners and licensors for maximum profit.
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The Patent Writer

How to Write Successful Patent Applications

Author: Bob DeMatteis,Andy Gibbs,Michael Neustel

Publisher: Square One Pub

ISBN: 9780757001765

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 238

View: 396

If you are an inventor or product developer, it’s a huge mistake to try to patent an invention yourself—unless you have a clear understanding of good patent writing. The Patent Writer explains in detail how to write effective patent applications. In simple layman’s terms, the authors reveal pertinent patent laws and facts, discuss superior word usage, and explore the methodologies required to ensure that your patents cannot be exploited by others. The Patent Writer takes the mystery out of writing patents.
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