Patent Pending in 24 Hours (Google eBook)

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Nolo, Nov 30, 2012 - Law - 473 pages
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Take the first step to protecting your invention!

Ready to stamp "patent pending" on your invention? Then you need to file a provisional patent application (PPA), an inexpensive way to claim your hard work. With a PPA, you'll have time to figure out whether you can make a profit from your creation before you invest more time and money.


With Patent Pending in 24 Hours, you have all the forms and information you need to get the job done!† Find out how to:
. evaluate hurdles to patentability
. write a clear PPA
. prepare informal drawings of your invention
. 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

This edition is completely revised with updated case law and patent regulations, updated patent searching information and additional resources. The first book to cover huge legislative changes to American patent law, taking effect throughout 2012 and 2013

  

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Contents

Deciding Whether to File a Provisional Application
27
Finding Previous Inventions
53
Drafting the Provisional Patent Application Part 1 Drawing Your Invention
93
Drafting the Provisional Patent Application Part 2 Describing Your Invention
119
Filing and Beyond
143
Provisional Patent Applications
171
Agreements
387
Glossaries
409
The Inventors Notebook
437
Attorneys
443
Resources
447
Index
457
Book Registration and Updates
475
Online Legal Forms
477
Lawyer Directory
478
Copyright

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About the author (2012)

Richard Stim specializes in small business, copyright, patents, and trademark issues at Nolo. He practices law in San Francisco and has represented photographers, software developers, crafts people, publishers, musicians, and toy designers. He is the author of many books, including Music Law, and Profit From Your Idea. Stim also produces audiobooks, and performs and records with two bands.

And 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. He is an expert on patent filing, prosecution, and licensing and his books have charted the path for over 250,000 inventors. Patent It Yourself is the most highly recommended guide to patenting an invention. David is also co-author of The Inventor's Notebook (with Fred Grissom), How to Make Patent Drawings Yourself (with Jack Lo), Patent Pending In 24 Hours (with Rich Stim), and Patents For Beginners (with Rich Stim).

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