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Nolo's Patents for Beginners
     

Nolo's Patents for Beginners

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by David Pressman, Richard Stim
 

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Patents are explained in this clear guide to every step of the patenting process.

Do you have a great idea for a product? Do you toil away in an office, garage or basement lab day by day in the hopes of bringing a new widget to life? What will you do when it's alive and kicking?

Here's the primer every first-time inventor needs. Packed with detailed information

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Patents are explained in this clear guide to every step of the patenting process.

Do you have a great idea for a product? Do you toil away in an office, garage or basement lab day by day in the hopes of bringing a new widget to life? What will you do when it's alive and kicking?

Here's the primer every first-time inventor needs. Packed with detailed information and concise explanations, Nolo's Patents for Beginners defines what a patent is and what it can do for you. Step by step, it explains how to:

- use basic patent principles
- document an invention
- conduct a patent search
- acquire patent rights
- "read" an application
- determine patent ownership
- analyze disputes
- find patent information
- interpret international patent law

Nolo's Patents for Beginners provides sample forms and letters, resources and a glossary of terms. This edition is completely revised to cover all changes in patent case law and updated regulations for inventors applying for a patent.

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" Will help minimize legal fees by preparing you to do what you can for yourself... " Dallas Morning News

"An impressive and reader friendly compendium of information and instruction... the ideal introduction to the patenting process." Bookwatch

Dallas Morning News
Will help minimize legal fees by preparing you to do what you can for yourself...
Bookwatch
An impressive and reader friendly compendium of information and instruction... the ideal introduction to the patenting process.
An impressive and "reader friendly" compendium of information and instruction Nolo's Patents For Beginners is the ideal introduction to the patenting process for novice inventors and entrepreneurs. Written in plain English, the reader is provided with uptodate principles of patent law; shown how to properly "read" a patent application; shown the nuts and bolts of patent ownership; informed what the inventor's social or economic status is irrelevant; learn how to analyze and resolve patent disputes; what patents don't inherently provide "defensive" protection; and what the fundamentals of international patent law are. Nolo's Patents For Beginners is a highly recommended addition to personal, professional, academic, corporate, and community library reference patent law collections.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781413317183
Publisher:
NOLO
Publication date:
05/31/2012
Edition description:
Seventh Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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Meet the Author

Originally from Philadelphia, San Francisco Patent Attorney David Pressman is a graduate of Penn State University (BSEE) and George Washington University Law School (JD) where he was on the Law Review. He has over 40 years of experience in the patent profession — as a patent examiner for the U.S. Patent Office, a patent attorney in corporate and private practice, a university instructor, a columnist, and as author of the Patent and Trademark entries to the World Book Encyclopedia. He is an expert on patent filing, prosecution, and licensing and his books have charted the path for over 250,000 inventors. Patent It Yourself is the most highly recommended guide to patenting an invention. David is also co-author of The Inventor's Notebook (with Fred Grissom), How to Make Patent Drawings Yourself (with Jack Lo), Patent Pending In 24 Hours (with Rich Stim), and Patents For Beginners (with Rich Stim).

Richard Stim specializes in small business, copyright, patents, and trademark issues at Nolo. He practices law in San Francisco and has represented photographers, software developers, crafts people, publishers, musicians, and toy designers. He is the author of many books, including Music Law, and Profit From Your Idea. Stim also produces audiobooks, and performs and records with two bands.

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Nolo's Patents for Beginners 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
theDagda More than 1 year ago
This is the worst edited ebook I've ever read. Grammatical errors abound: misspellings, capitalization errors, run-on sentences, more capitalization errors, etc. etc. Good grief!