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Inventor's Guide to Trademarks and Patents

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ISBN-10: 013259756X

ISBN-13: 9780132597562

Edition: 2005

Authors: Craig Fellenstein, Jaclyn Vassallo, Rachel Ralston

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List price: $51.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 12/23/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.20" long x 0.60" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

Patents, Copyrights, and Trademarks-A Look Back.
The History of Inventions
An Example of an Early Patent
A Timeline of Inventions
The History of Copyrights
American Copyright Law Was First Seen in the Copyright Act of 1790
1787: U.S. Constitution
1790: Copyright Act of 1790
1831: Revision of the Copyright Act
1834: Wheaton v. Peters
1841: Folsom v. Marsh
1853: Stowe v. Thomas
1870: Revision of the Copyright Act
1886: Berne Convention
1891: International Copyright Treaty
1909: Revision of the U.S. Copyright Act
1973: Williams and Wilkins Co. v. United States
1976: Revision of the U.S. Copyright Act
1976: Classroom Guidelines
1976: CONTU Process
1983: Encyclopedia Britannica Educational Corp. v. Crooks
1986: Maxtone-Graham v. Burtchaell
1987: Salinger v. Random House
1988: Berne Convention
1990: Circulation of Computer Software
1991: Basic Books, Inc. v. Kinko's Graphics Corp.
1991: Feist Publications v. Rural Telephone Service Co., Inc.
1992: American Geophysical Union v. Texaco
1992: Amendment to Section 304 of Title 17
1993: Playboy Enterprises Inc. v. Frena
1993: NII Initiative
1994: Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music Inc.
1994: Working Group's Green Paper
1994: CONFU
1995: Religious Technology Center v. Netcom
1995: Release of the White Paper
1996: TRIPS Agreement
1996: Database Protection Legislation
1996: Princeton University Press, MacMillan Inc., and St. Martin's Press v. Michigan Document Services, Inc., and James Smith
1996: World Intellectual Property Organization
1998: Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act
1998: Digital Millenium Copyright Act
1999: Bender v. West Publishing Co.
1999: UCITA Passed by NCCUSL
1999: Digital Theft Deterrence and Copyright Damages Improvement Act of 1999
2000: Virginia Passed UCITA
2000: Librarian of Congress Issued Ruling on DMCA
2000: v. Verio
2001: Greenberg v. National Geographic Society
2001: New York Times v. Tasini
2001: Russian Programmer Arrested for Copyright Circumvention
2001: State Sovereign Immunity
2002: Consumer Broadband and Digital Television Promotion Act (S. 2048) Introduced in Senate
2002: ABA Issues UCITA Report
2002: U.S. Supreme Court Hears Challenge to 1998 Copyright Term Extension Act
2002: Senate Approves Distance Education Legislation
Additional Reading on Copyrights
Web Resources on Copyrights
The History of Trademarks
Formulating the Idea.
Ideas: Are They Copyrights, Patents, Trademarks, Trade Secrets, or Engineering Innovations?
Trade Secrets
Engineering Innovations
Problem, Solution, and Novelty and Uniqueness Test
Think Beyond Those "Skilled in the Art"
Management of Innovation
Search Strategies, Techniques, and Search Tools to Validate the Uniqueness of Any Invention.
Search Engines
Identify Keywords
Boolean AND Boolean OR Boolean AND NOT
Implied Boolean: Plus and Minus Signs
Phrase Searching
Plural Forms, Capital Letters, and Alternate Spellings
Field Search
Domain Search
Link Search
Performing a "Search" in Five Easy Steps
Step 1: State What You Want to Find
Step 2: Identify the Keywords
Step 3: Select Synonyms and Variant Word Forms
Step 4: Combine Synonym, Keywords, and Variant Word forms
Step 5: Check Your Spelling
Meta-Search Engines
Specialty Databases
U.S. Patents and Trademarks Office Search Example
An Example of a U.S. "Prior Art" Search Site
A Simple Prior Art Search
An Advanced Prior Art Search
The Actual Prior Art Search and Evaluation
Understanding the Patent Abstract
Apparatus and Method for Blocking Television Commercials and Providing an Archive Interrogation Program
Determine if There Is Prior Art-Using Several Real Examples
Apparatus and Method for Blocking Television Commercials and Displaying Alternative Programming
Invent Around the Prior Art While Strengthening Your Idea
Apparatus and Method of Searching for Desired Television Content
Record Keeping and Invention Strengthening
The Illustration Pages
Web Sources for Conducting Patent Searches
Patent Law links
Invention Teams.
Invention Team Core Members and Objectives
The Leadership Team
The Technical Writers/Technology Specialists
Patent Defense Members
Invention Team Processes
Inventor Mentoring and Strengthening of Ideas
Invention Evaluation Teams.
How to Start an Invention Evaluation Team
Evaluation Team Roles and Responsibilities
Inventor and Evaluator Interactions
Inventor's Protocol
Evaluator's Protocol
Guidance on Secrecy Practices for Patents
Patent Applications and Government Security
A Secrecy Order Is Needed When the Application Includes Certain Items
A Secrecy Order Is not Needed When the Application Includes Certain Items
As an Expert in the Technical Area, the Review Should Provide the Following Recommendations
Some Clarifications Related to Secrecy Orders
Intellectual Property Asset Commercialization
Shanghai's Intellectual Property Asset Evaluation System and It's Growth
China's Growth in Intellectual Property Areas
Defining a Patent: The Problem, Solution, and Novelty.
The Skill of Problem Identification
The Skills of Solution Development
The Skills of Novelty Harvesting
What Are Claims?
Idea Farming
Mining Intellectual Property Assets.
How to Articulate Multiple Related Problems
How to Articulate Multiple Solutions for Multiple Problems
Intellectual Property.
Definition: Patent
Definition: Copyright
Definition: Trademark
For More Information on Intellectual Property
Selected References
Property Protection: Copyrights, Trademarks, Trade Secrets, Patents, and Publishing Intellectual Property.
The Value of a Copyright, and How to Initiate It
The Value of a Trademark (and Service Mark), and How to Initiate It
International Trademark Association (INTA)
The INTA Mission
The Trade Secret and How to Exercise Control
The Patent and How to Initiate It
The Significance of Publishing Intellectual Property
The Considerations of Intellectual Property Protection
Intellectual Property in Simple Terms
Responsible Protection of Intellectual Property
Is Your Intellectual Property Secure?
Offensive and Defensive Security Measures
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