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

Paperback (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $22.85
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 54%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (16) from $22.85   
  • New (10) from $29.84   
  • Used (6) from $22.85   

Overview

Patent your creation with the world's bestselling guide to patents!

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
. respond to patent examiners
. amend an application
. enforce and maintain your patent
. 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. It includes up-to-date discussions of the new "first to file" rule, which promises to revolutionize patent law. 
 
Whether you're new at the inventing game or a grizzled veteran, Patent It Yourself will save you grief, time and money.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Patenting an idea can be really expensive and intimidating. When I was starting out, I read this terrific book called Patent It Yourself, by a lawyer named David Pressman. It was really straightforward. Using that book, I wrote GoPro’s first patent myself. It was this 60-page tome that I went maniacal on. When I took it to the attorneys to get their opinion and to see how much it would cost for them to finalize it, they told me I’d just saved myself a lot of money—I’d basically done the whole thing myself. More important, the book gave me a good understanding of what’s patentable and what’s not. For any entrepreneur who’s inventing something, it’s the one book you should read." Bloomberg Business Week - Ask a Billionaire: GoPro's Nick Woodman on the Book 'Patent It Yourself'

"If you want to cut through the patent red tape and possibly save thousands of dollars, Patent It Yourself... has all the forms and instructions needed to patent a product in the United States."  The Washington Post

"For some thirty years Patent It Yourself has covered basics of getting a patent and become the 'go to' reference of choice for inventors: here patent attorney Pressman updates his volume with the latest laws, forms, and instructions geared to preparing a patent application, evaluating a product's commercial appeal, handling infringers, and protecting rights at home and abroad. Chapters are packed with forms and the latest legal advice and represent some forty years of the author's experiences as a patent attorney. Any general legal reference collection will find this a timely, popular pick! " The Midwest Book Review

 

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781413317190
  • Publisher: NOLO
  • Publication date: 8/31/2012
  • Edition description: Sixteenth Edition
  • Edition number: 16
  • Pages: 624
  • Sales rank: 75,176
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.30 (d)

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).

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Introduction to Patents and Other Intellectual Property
1.The Science and Magic of Inventing
2.Documentation and the PPA
3.Will Your Invention Sell?
4.Is It Patentable?
5.Search and You May Find
6.What Should I Do Next?
7.How to Draft the Specification and Initial? Drawings
8.Now for the Legalese—The Claims
9.Finaling and Mailing Your Application
10.How to Market Your Invention
11.Going Abroad
12.Getting the PTO to Deliver
13.Your Application Can Have Children
14.After Your Patent Issues: Use, Maintenance, and Infringement
15.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
 
 

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    I successfully obtained a patent in 1990 for my husband's invention including sucessfully writing CLAIMS by using this book. Of all the books I had access to, this one was by far the best in every way. At present, my daughter is working on an idea of her own so recommended it to her.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)