Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Searching on the Internet

Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Searching on the Internet

by Charles C. Sharpe
     
 

Searching for patent, trademark, and copyright information once meant costly and time-consuming trips to a patent and trademark depository library. Now this information can be accessed on the Internet, if the searcher knows where and how to look.

This book tells you everything about how to conduct this sort of search. Sections on patents, trademark, and

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Overview

Searching for patent, trademark, and copyright information once meant costly and time-consuming trips to a patent and trademark depository library. Now this information can be accessed on the Internet, if the searcher knows where and how to look.

This book tells you everything about how to conduct this sort of search. Sections on patents, trademark, and copyright each include definitions—explaining what a trademark is, what can be patented, who can claim a copyright, and other important basic issues. The law regarding each area is defined and explained. Both resources and techniques for reaching them on the Internet are presented in a step-by-step format. Information on indexes and on new and helpful changes to the online patent system is included. The book has numerous appendices illustrating the types of sites the reader may encounter, and providing tips and explanations for specific kinds of searches. The text is both thorough enough for those already conversant with online searching or the legal aspects of these issues, and clear and up to date enough for the artist or inventor who simply wants to use computer technology to obtain a patent, create a trademark, or secure a copyright.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786407576
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
11/01/1999
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 5.00(d)

Meet the Author

Charles C. Sharpe, a retired clinical nurse specialist and nursing educator, is the author of several books on medical issues, geriatric topics and the internet. He lives in Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents

Preface1
Pt. ISearching for Patents on the Internet3
1Patents4
2Patent Law9
3Deciding to Apply for a Patent13
4Applying for a Patent?15
5The Need for a Patent Attorney20
6The Search for Prior Art22
7The Search for Patents and the Patent Search26
8Searching for Patents on the Internet37
9The Official Gazette of the Patent and Trademark Office54
10Patent Search and Invention Promotion Services58
Pt. IISearching for Trademarks on the Internet67
11Trademarks68
12Trademark Law73
13Applying for a Trademark Registration78
14Searching for Trademarks81
15Searching the USPTO Web Trademark Database85
16Trademark Search Exercise91
Pt. IIISearching for Copyrights on the Internet97
17Searching for Copyright Information on the Internet98
Appendixes127
List of Websites221
Suggested Readings227
Index229

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