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Protecting Your Ideas The Inventor's Guide to Patents

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ISBN-10: 0121384101

ISBN-13: 9780121384104

Edition: 1998

Authors: Joy L. Bryant

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Written by the President of the National Association of Patent Practitioners, Protecting Your Ideas is a succinct guide to intellectual property law, explaining the steps involved in obtaining patent protection.
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Book details

List price: $54.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Publication date: 10/15/1998
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 222
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 0.35" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Choose the Right Protection
What Is Meant by the Term "Intellectual Property"?
What Are Copyrights, Trademarks, Trade Secrets, and Patents?
How Have These Forms of Intellectual Property Protection Evolved in the U.S.?
More Information about Copyrights, Trademarks, Trade Secrets, and Patents
Annotated References
The Types of Patents and Patent Applications
U.S. Patents
Foreign Patents
Annotated References
The Invention Process
What Is the Invention Process?
The United States: A First to Invent Country
Proving Conception, Reduction to Practice, and Diligence
Annotated References
Documenting Your Ideas
Laboratory Notebooks
Keeping a Laboratory Notebook
The Business and Legal Reasons for Keeping a Notebook
Researching Your Ideas
Searching the Literature
Conducting a Search
A Brief Word about Prototyping the Invention
Protect Yourself
Avoid Statutory Bars
Annotated References
Preparing the Patent Application
Representing Yourself
Patent Practitioners
Preparing for an Effective Practitioner Interview
The Requirements for Patentability
Preparing the Regular Utility Patent Application
Annotated References
Filing and Prosecuting the Patent Application
Filing the Patent Application
The Information Disclosure Statement
Patent Pending Status
Accelerating the Patent Process
Annotated References
Deciding to Patent
Why Are People Interested in Patenting?
The Cost of Patenting
Making Money with a Patent
Preventing Others from Getting a Patent
Annotated References
Patent and Trademark Depository Libraries
Tips Regarding Invention Development Firms
What the Patent Practitioner Needs