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Patent It Yourself (Patent It Yourself)
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The world's bestselling guide to patenting your creation Have a world-class idea? Ready to protect your invention from copycats? Then turn to the best resource available — Patent It Yourself. Attorney David Pressman takes you through the entire patent process, providing scrupulously updated information and clear instructions to help you determine if you can patent your invention, understand patent law, evaluate the commercial potential of your idea, perform your own patent search, file a provisional patent application, prepare a formal patent application, conduct a patent search online, understand basic patent law, complete all forms required by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, file your application, modify your invention after filing. 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, and more. The 12th edition is completely revised with updated case law and patent regulations, updated filing information and new application examples.
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Pressman, a patent attorney and inventor, offers a guide to the patent process. He explains what patents and other intellectual property are, each step in the process of obtaining a US patent, how and when to file an application, how to document an invention, and requirements and procedures abroad, and provides reproducible and downloadable forms. He also discusses alternative and supplementary forms of protection, such as trade secrets, copyrights, trademarks, and unfair competition law, as well as how to commercially evaluate, market, and license an invention. This edition includes the latest US Patent and Trademark Office rules and forms and covers electronic filing, combination inventions, and other changes to technical filing rules. It covers recent court cases, termination of the PTO's Document Disclosure Program, the lack of patentability of transitory electronic signals, free patent searching systems, new forms, claiming copyright in a specification or drawing, new rules regarding claims limitations and continuation applications, and changes to the rules regarding Petitions to Make Special. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Patent It Yourself is the world's bestselling patent book, recommended by patent attorneys, inventors, librarians, journalists and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Written by Attorney David Pressman, who has over 30 years' experience in the patent profession, the book walks inventors step by step through the entire process, explaining how to: evaluate the commercial potential of an idea, file a provisional patent application to get an early filing date and patent pending status, conduct a patent search, explore international patent protection opportunities, assign and license an invention to others, and more. Includes all the required forms with instructions to filling them out.
Written by an attorney who has more than 30 years' experience in the patent profession, this crucial book walks inventors step by step through the entire process. Includes all the required forms with instructions.
The world's bestselling patent book Patent It Yourself is the world's bestselling patent book, recommended by patent attorneys, inventors, librarians and journalists. Patent attorney and former patent examiner David Pressman takes you — step-by-step and in plain English — through the entire patent process, from conducting a patent search to filing a successful application. Patent It Yourself also covers: -documenting the invention process -successful marketing strategies -foreign patent rights -assigning and licensing your invention to others -infringement -and much more Thoroughly updated, this edition of Patent It Yourself provides the latest U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rules and forms. Whether you're new at the inventing game or a grizzled veteran, Patent It Yourself will save you grief, time, and most importantly, money.
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