Patents, Copyrights, and Trademarks

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Substantial revision of the easy-to-read first edition in the area of intellectual property rights. Includes new chapters on computer software as applied to copyright and international patents. Contains fresh material on trademarks. Explains the difference between a patent, copyright and trademark. Shows how to protect yourself before conducting a patent search. Provides all the information needed to communicate effectively with experts in the field. Discusses potential areas of...

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Substantial revision of the easy-to-read first edition in the area of intellectual property rights. Includes new chapters on computer software as applied to copyright and international patents. Contains fresh material on trademarks. Explains the difference between a patent, copyright and trademark. Shows how to protect yourself before conducting a patent search. Provides all the information needed to communicate effectively with experts in the field. Discusses potential areas of legal dispute.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780471508496
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/28/1989
  • Pages: 236

Table of Contents

Pt. I A Brief History of Patents, Copyrights, and Trademarks 1
Ch. 1 The History of Patents 3
Ch. 2 The History of Copyrights 12
Ch. 3 The History of Trademarks 19
Pt. II Patents 25
Ch. 4 What Is A Patent? 27
Ch. 5 How to Protect Yourself before Seeking a Patent 43
Ch. 6 The Patent Search 58
Ch. 7 Applying for a Patent 81
Ch. 8 Patent Licensing 133
Ch. 9 Foreign Patents 137
Pt. III Copyrights 143
Ch. 10 What Is a Copyright? 145
Ch. 11 Being a Copyright Owner - Things to Do 157
Pt. IV Trademarks 163
Ch. 12 What Is a Trademark? 165
Ch. 13 How to Protect Your Trademark 178
Ch. 14 Help in Selecting a New Trademark 186
Pt. V Computer Technology 193
Ch. 15 Protecting Computer Technology 195
Pt. VI Other Intellectual Property 205
Ch. 16 Trade Secrets 207
Pt. VII Myths, Trivia, and Most Frequently Asked Questions About Patents, Copyrights, and Trademarks 217
Ch. 17 Myths 219
Ch. 18 Trivia 225
Ch. 19 Most Frequently Asked Questions 238
Index 257
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