The Inventor's Notebook: A Patent It Yourself Companion

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The best way to protect your invention is to keep good records. Let The Inventor?s Notebook track ? and prompt you to take care of ? every important step in the process. Use it to:

 document the development of your invention help you make refinements while building and testing assess the commercial potential of your invention calculate how much capital you are likely to need organize your search for funds to build, test, manufacture and distribute your invention create a record of contacts who know...

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Overview

The best way to protect your invention is to keep good records. Let The Inventor’s Notebook track – and prompt you to take care of – every important step in the process. Use it to:

 document the development of your invention help you make refinements while building and testing assess the commercial potential of your invention calculate how much capital you are likely to need organize your search for funds to build, test, manufacture and distribute your invention create a record of contacts who know of your invention and have signed confidentiality agreements

The Inventor's Notebook also includes new patent rules for application and prosecution, up-to-date agreements and new forms.

The perfect companion to Nolo's bestselling Patent It Yourself, this book includes:

 worksheets forms sample agreements instructions references to relevant areas of patent law a bibliography of legal and non-legal aids

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Editorial Reviews

The Washington Post
Handy to speed up any legal help you might need.
Book News
Describes the invention process and how to keep records of it for legal protection, marketing, and financing.
IEEE MICRO
Can help you organize and document your development activities -- something you'll be glad you did when it comes time to patent your invention.
NASA Tech Briefs
Offers an organized way to document an invention's progress from first glimmer to the marketplace.
Small Business Opportunities
Designed to help you document the key steps of the invention process.... Use this valuable book to record, track and document every step along the way.
NASA
An excellent tool to assist the private inventor in assembling the necessary records and documentation required for the successful award of a patent.
— Jack A. Kinzler
Baylor University
Forces the inventor to go beyond the creative act and addresses issues such as costs, the market, and competition.
— Donald L. Sexton
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781413306446
  • Publisher: NOLO
  • Publication date: 6/13/2008
  • Series: Nolo's Inventors' Essential Series
  • Edition description: Fifth Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.60 (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).

Fred Grissom, a graduate of the University of Texas, has developed and implemented high-technology training programs around the world, and worked as a new product design engineer for computer simulation equipment. Fred Grissom spent four years employed by Lockheed Engineering & Sciences Company as a Management Systems Specialist in support of NASA's Technology Utilization Program at the Johnson Space Center. Co-author of The Inventor's Notebook, he is currently a business development consultant and multimedia producer.

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Table of Contents

What The Inventor's Notebook Does and How to Use It
1. Using the Notebook
2. Legal Protection
3. Marketing
4. Financing
5. Help Beyond This Book
Appendixes
I. Notebook
II. Worksheets
III. Glossary
IV. Fee Schedule
V. Tear-Out Forms
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