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You've made something new--how do you tell the world and still keep it yours? Designed expressly for engineers and scientists, this beginner's manual for patents and patenting gives thorough coverage of both U.S. and international concerns. Its 40 informative articles answer a remarkable range of patenting questions--from explaining the conditions necessary for patenting and giving advice on how to avoid the pitfalls that preclude patent protection to providing instructions on how to research, read, and interpret...
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You've made something new--how do you tell the world and still keep it yours? Designed expressly for engineers and scientists, this beginner's manual for patents and patenting gives thorough coverage of both U.S. and international concerns. Its 40 informative articles answer a remarkable range of patenting questions--from explaining the conditions necessary for patenting and giving advice on how to avoid the pitfalls that preclude patent protection to providing instructions on how to research, read, and interpret existing patents, and more.
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This beginner's patent manual is designed for engineers and scientists and covers both US and international concerns in 40 articles on aspects of the field such as basic protection mechanisms, intellectual property laws, patent searching using the US Patent Classification System and commercial databases, preparing US patent applications, and differences between intellectual property laws in the US and other countries. The articles are written in patent style, which is somewhat reader unfriendly. Includes a glossary. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780780310865
  • Publisher: IEEE
  • Publication date: 5/28/1995
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 7.02 (w) x 9.98 (h) x 0.97 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Article 1 An Overview of the Basic Protection Mechanisms 3
Article 2 Application of the Intellectual Property Laws: A Not Atypical Hypothetical Case 9
Article 3 History of the U.S. Patent System 19
Article 4 The U.S. Patent Classification System and Subject Matter Searches of U.S. Patents 25
Article 5 Patent Searching Using Commercial Databases 36
Article 6 Benefits of Using Patent Databases as a Source of Information 65
Article 7 How to Read a Patent 71
Article 8 How a Product Can Be Both Patentable and Infringe the Patents of Others 93
Article 9 Why Patent: A Business Perspective 99
Article 10 Seeking Cost-Effective Intellectual Property Protection 104
Article 11 Assessing Patentability of an Invention 111
Article 12 Avoiding the Loss of Patent Rights 119
Article 13 Patenting Software Inventions Involving Mathematical Algorithms 128
Article 14 The State of Intellectual Property Law Governing Protection of Computer Programs 135
Article 15 Keeping Research Records 156
Article 16 Writing an Invention Disclosure 185
Article 17 Using Engineering Expertise to Develop a Successful Worldwide Patent Portfolio 192
Article 18 Communicating with a Patent Attorney 201
Article 19 Guide for Patent Drawings 210
Article 20 The Best Mode Requirement of the U.S. Patent System 219
Article 21 Prophetic Patent Applications: When Should You File, and How? 226
Article 22 Inventorship: Who Qualifies, and How? 235
Article 23 Ownership of Inventions 244
Article 24 Patent Examination in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 250
Article 25 U.S. Maintenance Fees - Patent Validity by Choice Not Chance 262
Article 26 How to File a Patent in Foreign Countries 273
Article 27 Differences between U.S. and Australian Intellectual Property Laws 278
Article 28 Differences between U.S. and Canadian Intellectual Property Laws 284
Article 29 Differences between U.S. and European/U.K. Intellectual Property Laws 290
Article 30 Differences between U.S. and Japanese Intellectual Property Laws 296
Article 31 Korean and U.S. Intellectual Property Laws 309
Article 32 Differences between U.S. and Scandinavian/Finnish Intellectual Property Laws 321
Article 33 Differences between U.S. and South African Intellectual Property Laws 328
Article 34 Forms of Entities for Exploiting Intellectual Property 337
Article 35 Technology Incubators and Financing 344
Article 36 The Pros and the Cons of Invention Marketing 350
Article 37 Licensing Technology 352
Article 38 Patents, Data Rights, and Software in U.S. Government Contracting 360
Article 39 Evaluation of Patents as Assets 377
Article 40 Intellectual Property Audits and Avoiding Liability for Infringement of Third Party Rights 387
Glossary 393
About the Editor 396
Index 397
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