Patent Pending in 24 Hours

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Nolo, 2002 - Law - 250 pages
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The quickest way for someone to establish proof of creation of an invention is to file a provisional patent application (PPA), a shortened version of a patent application. This book takes readers step-by-step through the process of drafting and filing a PPA within 24 hours, explaining how to:
-- search for prior art
-- organize data
-- use charts and tables
-- create illustrations
-- assemble the PPAPatent Pending in 24 Hours also discusses what happens after submitting a PPA to the Patent and Trademark Office, including:
-- what happens if an invention is modified
-- whether an inventor needs a nondisclosure agreement when pitching a creation
-- how to mark an invention with Patent Pending

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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.

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