As soon as you file a provisional patent application (PPA) with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, you establish an effective filing date for your invention – and you can use the term "patent pending" on it. Best of all, you'll establish proof of your claim and not pay for a full patent until you figure out whether your invention is worth the cost.
With Patent Pending in 24 Hours, you'll have all the forms and information
you need to get the job done! This book will help you:
- evaluate the seven hurdles to patentability
- write a plain-English provisional patent application
- prepare informal drawings of your invention
- conduct a basic patent search on the Internet
- understand patent law principles
- complete all forms required by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
- file your application using U.S. Express mail
Patent Pending in 24 Hours also includes a nondisclosure agreement, patent assignment, prototype-maker agreement and joint-ownership agreement to help you preserve your rights when showing or selling your invention.
The 2nd edition is completely updated and revised with updated case law
and patent regulations, six new PPA samples and new patent-searching
About the Authors:
Rich Stim is a graduate of the University of San Francisco School of Law where he studied intellectual property law. He practices law in San Francisco, specializing in intellectual property and licensing and is an adjunct professor at San Francisco State University. He is the author of Music Law: How to Run Your Band's Business, License Your Invention and Getting Permission: How to License and Clear Copyrighted Materials Online & Off (all published by Nolo.com); as well as Intellectual Property: Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights (West).
Attorney David Pressman has over 30 years of experience in the patent profession -- as a patent attorney, a patent examiner for the U.S. Patent Office and a university instructor. He is the foremost expert on the patent-filing process and has charted the path for over 100,000 inventors. His book, Patent It Yourself, is the most highly recommended guide to patenting an invention. David is co-author, with Fred Grissom, of The Inventor’s Notebook and, with Patent Agent Jack Lo, of How to Make Patent Drawings Yourself.
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About the Author
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. His books have charted the path for over 300,000 inventors. Dave is also co-author of How to Make Patent Drawings (with Jack Lo), Patent Pending In 24 Hours (with Rich Stim), and Patents For Beginners (with Rich Stim).