Patent It Yourself: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Filing at the U.S. Patent Office / Edition 16

Patent It Yourself: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Filing at the U.S. Patent Office / Edition 16

by David Pressman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1413317197

ISBN-13: 9781413317190

Pub. Date: 08/31/2012

Publisher: NOLO

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781413317190
Publisher:
NOLO
Publication date:
08/31/2012
Edition description:
Sixteenth Edition
Pages:
624
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

How to Use Patent It Yourself

1. Introduction to Patents and Other Intellectual Property

2. The Science and Magic of Inventing

3. Documentation and the PPA

4. Will Your Invention Sell

5. Is It Patentable

6. Search and You May Find

7. What Should I Do Next

8. How to Draft the Specification and Initial Drawings

9. Now for the Legalese—The Claims

10. Finaling and Mailing Your Application

11. How to Market Your Invention

12. Going Abroad

13. Getting the PTO to Deliver

14. Your Application Can Have Children

15. After Your Patent Issues: Use, Maintenance, and Infringement

16. Ownership, Assignment, and Licensing of Inventions

Appendixes

1. Abbreviations Used in Patent It Yourself

2. Resources: Government Publications, Patent Websites, and Books of Use and Interest

3. Glossaries

4. Fee Schedule

5. Mail, Telephone, Fax, and Email Communications With the PTO

6. Quick-Reference Timing Chart

7. Forms

8. Forms Available at the PTO Website

Index

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