Patent it Yourself

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Nolo, 2002 - Law - 560 pages
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"Patent It Yourself" is the world's bestselling patent book. Written by Attorney David Pressman, the book walks inventors step by step through the entire process. Includes all the required forms with instructions to filling them out. "Every step of the patent process is presented in order in this gem of a book, complete with official forms..." San Francisco Chronicle"If you want to cut through the red tape and save thousands of dollars, Patent It Yourself thoroughly explains the patent process and copyright laws and has all the forms and instructions needed to patent a product in the United States." The Washington Post"It is the most definitive, complete and current do-it-yourself patent book ever written and it is written in easy-to-understand laymen's terms." Inventor's Guide at

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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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About the author (2002)

Originally from Philadelphia, 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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