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Patent Searching Made Easy - 4th Edition
     

Patent Searching Made Easy - 4th Edition

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by David Hitchcock
 
In the past, if you wanted to assess the novelty of an idea, you had to wade through the patent database at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) in Virginia--or hire a lawyer to do a patent search for $500 and up. The cost and inconvenience of these searches often meant that good ideas were left to rot on the vine.

With David Hitchcock's book, Patent

Overview

In the past, if you wanted to assess the novelty of an idea, you had to wade through the patent database at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) in Virginia--or hire a lawyer to do a patent search for $500 and up. The cost and inconvenience of these searches often meant that good ideas were left to rot on the vine.

With David Hitchcock's book, Patent Searching Made Easy, you can learn to do patent searches yourself, on the Internet, at little or no cost. The 3rd Edition has been completely updated to include the latest changes at the PTO's patent searching website and the latest resources available at the Patent and Trademark Depository Library system. A chapter covering the European Patent Office has also been added.

A computer consultant, engineer and patent searching expert, Hitchcock gives you the vocabulary, instructions and strategies you need to search for a patent quickly and easily. He explains how the PTO classifies different types of inventions, so that you can assign your idea to the right class and compare it to related ideas.

This book explains step by step how to use an Internet browser to search out U.S. patents. It discusses how to classify an invention properly, and then find patents that may be relevant.

Editorial Reviews

Popular Mechanics
A word of caution before trying a search at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office website -- first read Patent Searching Made Easy.
Ingram
Now inventors can get instant feedback on their ideas via the Internet. Patent Searching Made Easy explains how to use an Internet browser to search U.S. patents
Entrepreneur
With patent searches costing anywhere from $300 to $700, this book should be a valuable aid to most inventors.
Booklist
This book thoroughly explains how to search for previously issued U.S. patents, using resources available on the Internet and at PTDLs.... The explanations are helpful for both computer expert and newbie.
Computer Currents
Today you can find many patent-searching resources online, and David Hitchcock's Patent Searching Made Easy details how to make the best use of them. Hitchcock covers search strategies and gives specific search tips.
Jane Applegate
For more easy-to-understand information on patents, Nolo, based in Berkeley, Calif., publishes a variety of excellent self-help legal books.
George H. Morgan
Following the instructions in this book...will help you reduce the risk inherent in developing your inventions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781430326403
Publisher:
Lulu.com
Publication date:
08/01/2007
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.45(d)

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Guest More than 1 year ago
Author has done grate job in explaining the concept of patent searching, however he has only concentrated in a few tools. The serach often for right answer often is of a challange but the main foucus should be how to use the result which is missing in this book.