Patent Strategy for Researchers and Research Managers

ISBN-10: 0471492612

ISBN-13: 9780471492610

Edition: 2nd 2001 (Revised)

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Description: Beginning with an explanation of patent law and the reasons why such laws are needed, the author explains how to maintain a portfolio of patents. He presents useful strategies for filing patents in traditional and cutting-edge disciplines.

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Book details

List price: $128.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/8/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 220
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Preface
Preface to the First Edition
About the Author
Basic Intellectual Property Concepts
Introduction
Basic Patent Law Concepts
Patent Office Operations
Requirements for Obtaining a Patent
Types of Patents
Parts of a Patent
The Term of a Patent
Definitions of Commonly Used Terms
International Treaties
The Paris Convention
Inter-American Convention
The Patent Cooperation Treaty
The European Patent Convention
The African Intellectual Property Organization
The African Regional Industrial Property Organization
Eurasian Patent Convention
Copyrights, Trademarks, and Trade Secrets
Copyrights
Trademarks
Trade Secrets
Other Resources
The Value of Patents
Exclusivity--The Desired Goal
The Mechanics of Achieving Exclusivity in a Technology Area
Traps and Misconceptions--What Patents Can't Do
The Informational Value of Patents
Assigning Value to Patents
Licensing of Patents
Developing a Strategy
Professional Help
Determining Whether or Not an Invention is Patentable
Defining Strategy
The Principles Behind the Strategy - The Military Model
Developing a Patent Strategy Model
Questions for Specific Types of Strategies
Developing a Patent Strategy for an Invention
Developing a Patent Strategy for a Series of Inventions
Developing a Patent Strategy for an Existing Product
Developing a Strategy for Licensing Products
Developing a Strategy for Handling a Potentially Adverse Patent
Developing a Strategy for Oddball Inventions
Dealing With Inventors When Patent Applications Are Not Filed
Coordination of Other Strategies and Patent Strategy
Researching With Intellectual Property in Mind
Introduction
Characteristics of Prolific Inventors
Characteristics of Casual Inventors
The Inventive Process
Fostering Inventive Activity
Suggestions On How to Conduct Research for Stronger Patents
Infringement and Freedom to Operate
Types of Infringement
Avoiding Patent Infringement
Dealing With Infringers
Research Disclosures and Journal Articles
Published Patent Applications and Provisional Patent Coverage
Working With Attorneys, Agents, and Liaisons
Introduction
Preparing for the Legal World
Actions to Take Before Meeting With the Agent
Typical Working Arrangements with Agents
The Researchers' Responsibility for Technical Details
Aloofness
Experimentation For the Patent Application
Patent Liaisons and Other Intellectual Property Professionals
Disclosure and Filing Decisions
Introduction
Controlling the Disclosure of Technology
The Filing Decision
Filing Globally
The Cost of Broadly Filed Patent Applications
The Legal Systems of Individual Countries
Techniques for Determining Which Countries Will be of Value
World Growth and Economic Power
Templates
Timing of Application Filings
Global Experts
Agreement With Strategy
After the Filing
Introduction
Anticipating the First Response From a Patent Office
Modification of Claims
Research After the Filing
Maintaining Cohesion
Issuance and Maintenance of Patents
The Future of Intellectual Property Efforts
References
Further Reading
Index
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