Patents and How to Get One: A Practical Handbook

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Handy official guide explains functions of the Patent and Trademark Office, describes a patent, defines such terms as "patent pending" and "patent applied for," discusses patent law, explains what can be patented and the process of registering patents, describes filing fees, and much else — all in simple, easy-to-understand language.
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Overview


Handy official guide explains functions of the Patent and Trademark Office, describes a patent, defines such terms as "patent pending" and "patent applied for," discusses patent law, explains what can be patented and the process of registering patents, describes filing fees, and much else — all in simple, easy-to-understand language.
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This practical handbook is designed with the lay reader in mind and provides a simple handbook for understanding patents and how to apply for one. From general information about the office which controls patents to details on what can be patented and how to register one, Patents And How to Get One is filled with important facts.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486411446
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 4/11/2000
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 627,899
  • Product dimensions: 5.42 (w) x 8.44 (h) x 0.28 (d)

Table of Contents

Functions of the Patent and Trademark Office
Purpose of this booklet
What is a patent?
Patent laws
What can be patented
Novelty and other conditions for obtaining a patent
The United States Patent and Trademark Office
Publications of the Patent and Trademark Office
General information and correspondence
"Library, search room services and Patent and Trademark Depository Libraries"
Attorneys and agents
Disclosure Document
Who may apply for a patent
Application for patent
"Oath or declaration, signature"
Filing Fees
Specification (description and claims)
Drawing
"Models, exhibits, specimens"
Examination of applications and proceedings in the Patent and Trademark Office
Amendments to application
Time for response and abandonment
Appeal to the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences and to the courts
Interferences
Allowances and issue of patent
Nature of patent and patent rights
Maintenance Fees
Correction of patents
Assignments and licenses
Infringement of patents
"Patent marking and "patent pending"
Design patents
Plant patents
Treaties and foreign patents
Foreign applicants for United States patents
Answers to questions frequently asked
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