Patent it Yourself

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Nolo, 2008 - Law - 572 pages
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The world's bestselling guide to patenting your creation! Have a world-class idea? Ready to protect your invention from copycats? Then turn to the best resource available -- Patent It Yourself. Attorney David Pressman 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, conduct a patent search online, understand basic patent law, complete all forms required by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, file your application, modify your invention after filing. The book also includes important legal forms to help you preserve your rights when showing or selling your invention: nondisclosure agreement, patent assignment, prototype-maker agreement, joint-ownership agreement, and more. The 12th edition is completely revised with updated case law and patent regulations, updated filing information and new application examples.
  

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Patent It Yourself

User Review  - evie17 - Overstock.com

I find the book to be excellent in that it help me to do a provisional patent on a game I invented. Mr. David Pressman did an excellent job in writing this book so that I was able to follow his ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kevin Black - Goodreads

Thank you to Mark Mendel for recommending this. Warning: the book has no plot, no characters, etc.... Read full review

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Contents

2 The Science and Magic of Inventing
33
3 Documentation and the PPA
43
4 Will Your Invention Sell?
77
5 Is It Patentable?
91
6 Search and You May Find
117
7 What Should I Do Next?
167
8 How to Draft the Specification and Initial Drawings
177
9 Now for the LegaleseThe Claims
219
11 How to Market Your Invention
297
12 Going Abroad
311
13 Getting the PTO to Deliver
325
14 Your Application Can Have Children
383
Use Maintenance and Infringement
395
16 Ownership Assignment and Licensing of Inventions
419
Index
549
Related Products
582

10 Finaling and Mailing Your Application
251

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About the author (2008)

David Pressman 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 also co-author of The Inventor's Notebook, How to Make Patent Drawings Yourself, Patent Pending In 24 Hours, and Patents For Beginners.

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