Nolo's Patents for Beginners

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Nolo, 2006 - Law - 209 pages
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A clear and simple guide to the entire patent process. Do you toil away in an office, garage or basement lab in the hopes of bringing a new widget to life? What will you do when it's alive and kicking? Here's the primer every first-time inventor needs. Packed with detailed information and concise explanations, Nolo's Patents for Beginners defines what a patent is and what it can do for you. Step by step, it explains how to use basic patent principles, document an invention, conduct a patent search, acquire patent rights, "read" an application, determine patent ownership, analyze disputes, find patent information, interpret international patent law and much more! Nolo's Patents for Beginners provides sample forms and letters, resources and glossary of terms. The 5th edition is completely updated and revised to cover all changes in patent law and regulations.

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Attorney David Pressman has over 30 years of experience in the patent profession -- as a patent attorney, a patent examiner for the U.S. Patent Office and a university instructor. He is the foremost expert on the patent-filing process and has charted the path for over 100,000 inventors. His book Patent It Yourself is the most highly recommended guide to patenting an invention. David is co-author, with Fred Grissom, of The Inventor's Notebook and, with Patent Agent Jack Lo, of How to Make Patent Drawings. Attorney 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 Whoops I'm in Business, Music Law, and License Your Invention.

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