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The Pocket Legal Companion to Patents: A Friendly Guide to Protecting and Profiting from Patents
     

The Pocket Legal Companion to Patents: A Friendly Guide to Protecting and Profiting from Patents

by Carl Battle
 

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Many great ideas fail because the inventors do not take the appropriate steps to protect, promote, and profit from their ideas. This friendly guide will walk you through everything that needs to be done before you can expect to realize financial gain from your invention.

Experienced patent attorney Carl W. Battle provides methods for commercializing your

Overview

Many great ideas fail because the inventors do not take the appropriate steps to protect, promote, and profit from their ideas. This friendly guide will walk you through everything that needs to be done before you can expect to realize financial gain from your invention.

Experienced patent attorney Carl W. Battle provides methods for commercializing your invention, sources of information and assistance, and helpful guidelines for obtaining a US patent on your idea. Specific topics include:

  • Using patent attorneys and agents 
  • Dealing with invention brokers and promotion firms
  • Maintaining confidentiality of your ideas 
  • Obtaining foreign patent rights
  • Enforcing your patent against infringement
  • Licensing opportunities
  • And much more 

This invaluable handbook also offers information that can assist in the selection of an attorney or patent agent, and will help you to get involved and monitor the patent and marketing process. Finally, easy-to-use forms and step-by-step instructions give you the option of saving money by handling the patenting and commercializing processes without hiring a patent attorney or invention broker.

If you have an idea for an invention that could improve productivity, create jobs, or solve some long-standing problem, then pick up this Pocket Legal Companion™ and learn how to maximize your profits.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
04/01/2014
This work continues in the venerable tradition of the concise, popularized legal book devoted to a specific topic and directed to the general public. U.S. patent attorney Battle (Trademark; Legal-Wise; Legal Forms; Senior Counsel; Retirement) knows the typical misconceptions of patent seekers and warns them that, for example, "Sending a registered letter to yourself describing the invention is useless as evidence," and gives additional practical advice throughout on what to expect. The necessary topics are presented in a chapter each on protecting your idea, what is patentable, tests of patentability, preparing and submitting the patent filing, infringement, foreign patent rights, licensing, and marketing an invention. Legal forms are reproduced in the applicable chapters but should have been better identified in the index for quick reference. An appendix specifies appropriate parts of the U.S. Code that apply. A glossary for the novice such as the one in Nolo's Patent It Yourself (2012) would be a good addition. VERDICT Very useful for practical information, a patent overview, and the necessary specifics for people with a brainstorm concoction that they want to unleash on the market.—Janice Dunham, John Jay Coll. Library, CUNY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781621533894
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
10/08/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
File size:
5 MB

Meet the Author


Carl W. Battle is senior vice president and chief patent counsel for GlaxoSmithKline, a global pharmaceutical company. He has served as president of the New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association and as a director with the American Intellectual Property Law Association Scholarship Fund. He has written several self-help legal and business books, including the bestselling Legal Forms for Everyone (Allworth Press). He lives in Sarasota, Florida.

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