Patent Pending in 24 Hours

ISBN-10: 1413317561

ISBN-13: 9781413317565

Edition: 6th 2012

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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.WithPatent 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 filingThe 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 agreementThis edition is completely revised with updated case law and patent regulations, updated patent searching information and additional resources.
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Book details

List price: $34.99
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: NOLO
Publication date: 11/30/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 442
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

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, craftspeople, publishers, musicians, and toy designers. He is the author of many books, including Music Law: How to Run Your Band's Business Patent, Copyright & Trademark: An Intellectual Property Desk Reference, and Profit From Your Idea. Stim regularly answers readers' intellectual property questions at Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent, Copyright & Trademark Blog.

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. His books have charted the path for over 300,000 inventors. Dave is also co-author of How to Make Patent Drawings Yourself (with Jack Lo), Patent Pending In 24 Hours (with Rich Stim), and Patents For Beginners (with Rich Stim).

The Provisional Patent Application
How a Provisional Patent Application Works
Advantages of Filing a Provisional Patent Application
Potential Disadvantages of Filing a Provisional Application
Preparing Your Provisional Patent Application
Drinking Beer and Listening to the Car Radio: Two Provisional Patent Applications
Deciding Whether to File a Provisional Application: The Seven Hurdles
Is It Commercial?
Did You Invent It?
Do You Own It?
Is It Useful?
Does It Fit in One of the Patent Classes?
Is It New?
Is It Obvious?
Our Inventor's Patent Hurdles
Finding Previous Inventions
Internet Patent-Searching Tips
Searching the USPTO Website
How to Read a Patent
Finding Prior Art That Isn't Currently Patented
After the Preliminary Search
Drafting the Provisional Patent Application: Part 1-Drawing Your Invention
Basic Patent Drafting Principles
Getting Started
Tips for Inventors Who Have a Prototype but Can't Draw
Tips for Inventors Who Don't Have a Prototype and Can't Draw
Drawings for Software, Business Methods, Electrical Inventions, and Chemical Compounds
Drafting the Provisional Patent Application: Part 2-Describing Your Invention
What Do You Call Your Invention?
What Are the Names and Addresses of the Inventors?
What Are the Advantages of Your Invention Over the Prior Art?
What Drawing Figures Have You Included?
What Are the Components of Your Invention and How Do They Interact?
How Does the invention Achieve Its Result?
What Are Alternative Ways That Your Invention Can Achieve Its Result?
Putting It All Together
Filing and Beyond
How to File Your Provisional Patent Application
Filing a Regular Patent Application
Marking Your Invention "Patent Pending"
What Happens If You Modify Your Invention?
International Rules to Remember
Appendixes
Provisional Patent Applications
Pasteurization
The Telephone
Car Radio
Fly Mask
Convertible Tent
Non-Fogging Shower Mirror
Three-Wheeled Scooter
Musical Condom
Fashion Business Method
Watch With Speed Adjustment During Travel for Reducing Jet Lag (Mitchell Electrical Patent)
Pre-Monopoly Board Game
Advertising System for Airport
Mashed Potato Machine
Method of Viewing Panoramic Images
Puppet Construction Kit
Ergonomic Mouse
Talking Stick Horse
Agreements
Nondisclosure Agreement
Joint Ownership Agreement for Inventors
Agreement for Creation of Prototype or Patent Drawings
Invention Assignment
Glossaries
Glossary of Useful Technical Terms
Glossary of Patent Terms
The Inventor's Notebook
Attorneys
Finding an Attorney
Keeping Fees Down
Resources
Inventor Resources
Internet Patent-Searching Resources
Assessing Foreign Patent Potential
Patent and Trademark Depository Libraries
Index
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