Patent It Yourself: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Filing at the U.S. Patent Office / Edition 16

Patent It Yourself: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Filing at the U.S. Patent Office / Edition 16

by David Pressman
ISBN-10:
1413317197
ISBN-13:
9781413317190
Pub. Date:
08/31/2012
Publisher:
NOLO
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Overview

Patent It Yourself: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Filing at the U.S. Patent Office / Edition 16

Attorney David Pressman and updater Thomas Tuytschaevers takes you through the entire patent process, providing scrupulously updated information and clear instructions to help you:

  • determine if you can patent your invention
  • understand patent law
  • evaluate the commercial potential of your idea
  • perform your own patent search
  • file a provisional patent application
  • prepare a formal patent application
  • respond to patent examiners
  • amend an application
  • enforce and maintain your patent
  • market and license your invention

    Thoroughly updated to reflect the latest changes in intellectual property law, this edition provides the latest U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rules and forms. It includes up-to-date discussions of the new "first to file" rule, which has to revolutionized patent law.

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    ISBN-13: 9781413317190
    Publisher: NOLO
    Publication date: 08/31/2012
    Edition description: Sixteenth Edition
    Pages: 624
    Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.30(d)

    Table of Contents

    How to Use Patent It Yourself

    1. Introduction to Patents and Other Intellectual Property

    2. The Science and Magic of Inventing

    3. Documentation and the PPA

    4. Will Your Invention Sell

    5. Is It Patentable

    6. Search and You May Find

    7. What Should I Do Next

    8. How to Draft the Specification and Initial Drawings

    9. Now for the Legalese—The Claims

    10. Finaling and Mailing Your Application

    11. How to Market Your Invention

    12. Going Abroad

    13. Getting the PTO to Deliver

    14. Your Application Can Have Children

    15. After Your Patent Issues: Use, Maintenance, and Infringement

    16. Ownership, Assignment, and Licensing of Inventions

    Appendixes

    1. Abbreviations Used in Patent It Yourself

    2. Resources: Government Publications, Patent Websites, and Books of Use and Interest

    3. Glossaries

    4. Fee Schedule

    5. Mail, Telephone, Fax, and Email Communications With the PTO

    6. Quick-Reference Timing Chart

    7. Forms

    8. Forms Available at the PTO Website

    Index

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